If others believe that you are dumb, they will tell you things that you do not know…
Intelligence is not how much you talk but how much you listen. I often wonder why people ask for so much and talk so much, and the answer to their question is right before them. I rather enjoy sitting around listeing to all that is around me, as if a child watching a show taking in every moment of life. And the proof of the creator in everything. I listen to a guy on the corner with the scruffy beard who drops one too many curse words. Or the women who walk by talking about what they want to buy or eat. I listen with my soul, to that which created all of this. These lessons have brought me to a place of compassion and understanding within the realms of communication. To be able to communicate compassion for none less than everything, is not done with the mouth or the ears, these are just doors to our perception. Passing through to be processed by the brain and heart. If the brain processes it negatively, then so will it be absorbed into the heart. If it pass through the brain as positive then so will it rest in the heart and reflect your being.
In nature I am amazed as to how we are even able to see or hear. The eyeball is this squishy mass of flesh that is filled with cones and rods that capture and process light, our minds process that light to give us the illusion that this is what the world really looks like. But does it really? Some people are born color blind, some can see sound as colors, some are born without sight all together. Butterflies see things in black and white and fluorescent only. Bees see over one hundred images in one eye. This is how they perceive things, I have never told a bee or a butterfly that they are wrong in their thinking. Our perception and our ability to listen shapes our world. Not what others lead us to believe what our world be like. be kind with others and how they see things, not all bad people say bad things all the time, and not all good say good things all the time. There is wisdom and beauty in everything for those who truly listen, understand and believe.