What makes us unintelligent?
We all know that we don’t know what the mind is – as a psychological, philosophical or spiritual construct.
We all know that we don’t know what the brain is – as a physiological construct.
We all know that we don’t know how much there is to know.
Thus we could say: it seems that we don’t know that we don’t know what intelligence is or how it comes about – precisely because we are so arrogant, precisely because we are so unintelligent.
So, how can we say that we are intelligent?
All we can say is that we are aware. We are self-aware entities. However, our awareness or self-awareness is very limited and we are unwilling to expand it. It is because our awareness is so limited and because we are unwilling to expand it that we should be able to conclude that we are not intelligent. Unfortunately we don’t. Yet another proof that we are unintelligent.
We are highly aware animals. We are aware of our own actions and we are aware of our immediate surrounds. However, we are very unintelligent. In fact, we are so unintelligent that despite the fact we agree on the points stated above we are unable to sense our own inability to think, our own inability to imagine and create unique new concepts, our own inability to change and ultimately our own inability to perceive the absence of intelligence and logic in our own behavior.
So, what would make us intelligent?
I think that some of the following prospects could be our starting point.
I propose: if we could become immortal and if we could make the element know as time irrelevant then we could begin to consider our own intelligence in a serious way.
For example: if we were immortal and we were around for so long that we stopped considering time as the most important aspect of our existence and we if witnessed the end and the beginning of the universe so many times that we stopped considering it a significant event then we could begin to talk about intelligence.
I suppose a true intelligence appears to be absolutely illogical and bizarre thus invisible to anyone but itself or someone of equal or greater intelligence. Thus the construct we define as the absolute or total intelligence, our notion of god, is absolutely or totally invisible to anyone but itself and someone of equal or greater intelligence. It is not visible to us.
Thus all we are is an awareness. Specifically: we are a self-aware construct unable to imagine let alone understand, explain and expand its own limitations – its lack of intelligence.