Intelligence is easier, and more simple to abide by, than real emotion or living life in the actual rawness of truth. Truth is never reasoned or figured out; it only emerges when one remains vulnerable long enough to discover, accept and offer to others, one's own faults and shortcomings. It is the test beyond tests that most fail to be able to endure. Rather, almost as if by default, we shut down, close others out and guard ourselves against challenges that we cannot control. We prefer the truth that comes packaged in our own boxes, wrapped by our own selves.