Notes on Intelligence
Growing in Balance
When intelligence surpasses wisdom, people know how to do lots of things without knowing why they are doing them. When they don't have any reason to do something it has no meaning for them. When they can choose from hundreds of things to do at any single moment, it seems rather pointless and meaningless. There's no reason to live unless you have a reason for it, meaning and the increase of wisdom becomes very important at this point.
When wisdom surpasses prophesy, people start creating a lot of reasons to live in a reality that hasn't arrived yet, and may never arrive. They in effect become wiser than reality and live in a fabricated fantasy world that doesn't exist except in their minds and fellow believers. They start making predictions about what will happen in the future, creating beliefs, religions and dogmas to support their irrational visions. Reason and the increase of intelligence becomes very important at this point.
Prophesy develops naturally and emerges with the balanced combination of intelligence and wisdom. Intelligence, wisdom and prophesy are all related and must grow side by side in balance. Together they form a spiral that grows as more knowledge is accumulated.