Every intelligent person questions if they're stupid.
Every intelligent person questions if they're stupid. Every opinion or answer they have is squeezed with every ounce of their intellect for truth. Ignorance is unwelcome; no prejudice thought is safe. The unconscious is enlightened; any hidden agenda they have tucked away that dictates their decisions or actions is made known and rectified. Group thinking is repulsive. Wise intellectuals are flexible, unmotivated by gains that strictly contribute to their identity and assure their existence; they do not belong to anything or anyone. You can't buy them; you can't pressure them into agreeing with you by threatening some reputational loss. They are for discussions, the sharing of information to expand awareness. Such people are irreplaceable.