This was exactly my point.
Originally Posted by Sophaholic
A long time ago I was 22, also. There had been 22 years of messages coming toward me to tell me I was the most intelligent person of them all. 99% of them academic messages. Academic intelligence is only one type of intelligence and it is easily lost as the world and what is known changes around you. At 22 and without much life experience, you really need to go out and do some living to get the full blossom of your intelligence. Seriously, you need an adventure that is WAY outside your comfort zone.
For me, a divorce was a major source of blossoming--now all that stuff written about in literature finally made some sense. Experience living with alcoholics and drug addicts and then recovering from that was a major source of change--spiritual/emotional intelligence. Building pure physical intelligence, the intelligence of my body was a major change to my world view. I had lived life as a brain on a stick and now became more unified and whole.
Anyway, get out there in the world and start living. It'll all fall into place.
And don't be a bore. My boyfriend is incredibly intelligent but sometimes I get really sick of all the lectures. You can't even have a conversation with him because every 5th word becomes the subject of another encyclopedic lecture for 15 minutes before I can move on to the rest of my funny story.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3