Ibram Kendi - Are You An Intellectual? | Facebook
Ibram Kendi breaks down what it really means to be the smartest person in the room.
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I want to talk to you about what is next for your mind. The point of my address is to ask you a very simple question. Are you an intellectual? I'm asking this question because you need to know that having a doctorate does not make you an intellectual. Becoming a professor does not make you an intellectual working in a research lab does not make you an intellectual. There are N D who are not healers, just like their reverence who are not about God do not become that person. No doctorate degree is required to join the intellectual academy. This is an inclusive academy with all types of people coming from all types of backgrounds. There are people with only a GED. They're incarcerated people. There are homeless people in this. Academy There are poor people in this intellectual academy, so when I say intellectual, I'm not referring to someone who knows a wealth of information. all of you. I'm sure no a lot. I do not measure a person's intellect based on how much a person knows. How much you know has no bearing on how much you are an intellectual. Define in many others define an intellectual as someone with a tremendous desire to. Intellectuals have a tremendous capacity to change their minds on matters to self reflect to self critique. Intellectuals are only govern by one special interest, and that special interest is rarely self-serving in that special interest is finding and revealing the truth. How many of you have a tremendous desire to know how many of your mind. Wide open to new ideas. How many of you are searching for ideas that challenge how you see the world? How many of you are willing to look differently at the world with the blink of new evidence. How many of you are critiquing your own ideas as intensely as you could take the ideas of others. Intellectuals are nomadic people constantly changing their conceptual location constantly insert. Of a better conceptual space, you know we have workout warriors of the body, those who pumped iron to break down old muscles to allow newer and bigger and better muscles to grow in their place. Well, intellectuals are workout warriors of the mind regularly breaking down old ideas to allow new ideas and bigger ideas and better ideas to grow in their place. Are you an intellectual?