and this is why i got such mixed grades in school. it wasn't laziness -- it was boredom and disinterest most of the time. yet when something interesting was taught in an inspiring way, i got straight As.
YES! Well, I still admire intelligent people (very much!), but now I ONLY admire them if they are also kind and thoughtful and there is more to their intelligence than cold logic. And I've become decidedly intolerant of mocking and abrasive speech. More