Obama advisor and confidante Valerie Jarrett, speaking about the President:
He knows exactly how smart he is…He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.
Strangely, it would appear that Jarrett believes that the above statement reflects positively on Obama.
In reality, individuals who are exceptionally intelligent–at least those who are possessed of any degree of creativity–are rarely bored. Rather, boredom is the domain of the spoiled brat, the overprivileged aristocrat, and the person with the flat and empty interior landscape.
And many individuals who are exceptionally intelligent–especially those who have leadership aspirations and abilities–have in fact spent a considerable amount of time “doing what ordinary people do,” and have learned a great deal from the experience.
The people now running the White House are a very strange crew indeed.