Outsmart the Smartest Man in the World.

Via David Romanelli
on Oct 18, 2012
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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ~ Isaac Asimov

“May you live every day of your life.” ~ Jonathan Swift

“I am so smart that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” ~ Oscar Wilde

This is #41 of 108 Ways to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time!

Outsmart the Smartest Man in the World

Last night I had dinner with three people who are possibly the three most intelligent people I have ever met.

I must admit, sitting with these three supremely intelligent people, at first, made me feel like an inert, single celled amoeba.

If you know me, I like to talk about Blue Crush 2 and the Tao of ninth inning heroics in baseball, a strange assortment of conversation topics shared by only one or two other people in the world, both of whom spend their winter months in Nome and their summers in a cave.

But being exposed to this conversation, today I am more motivated, more alive, even more intelligent.

At dinner, we (or they) talked about food, apps, art, business, yoga, science, design, everything.

I learned that being intelligent is different than being smart. Smart means high IQ. It means being like Kim Ung-Yong in the photo above.

However, “intelligence” means being open to the complete life experience: the humanities and the sciences, the numbers and the colors.

Truly “intelligent” people use every bit of their brain, heart and soul as if they were warned before birth by some wild-child angel: “Bitches…use it or lose it..and that’s the last time I’m gonna tell ya!”

So if you, like me, close yourself off to certain parts of life simply because they are unfamiliar…then, as poet Dominic Owen said:

“Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take.”


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About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on www.yeahdave.com.


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