We love and revere intelligence as one of the greatest of virtues. Its importance is ingrained in us even before we can talk. Think of parents boasting about their children figure out that cubes fit into square shaped holes and spheres into circles. This mentality is carried with us as we move through elementary school (“You read so well, you’re so smart!”), middle school (“You solved that algebra equation, you’re so smart!”), high school (“You’re in advanced placement classes, you’re so smart!”), all through the rest of our lives. “Smart” is among the highest of praise; we admire, respect, and love the smart.