Some comments were made about education, college etc. I'd like to share my thoughts just so everyone knows where I'm coming from.
I believe it has everything to do with the individual and very little to do with if that person finished school in the 8th grade or holds an advanced college degree. In fact (I'll share this here because nobody knows who I really am) I am wary of a person who has advanced formal education. Maybe that's being judgmental but I've known more than a few people over the years that, while highly educated, had zero reasoning skills, really defective logic, absolutely no problem solving abilities and were unable to observe things around them and process that information in any practical way.
It's as if they attained the degree as a crutch, to make up for something they lacked.
I've known people with PhDs who I would never let build me a house because I know it would fall down!
I think there's a danger in “education” in that students are taught a conclusion rather than a method of arriving at the conclusion based on facts, evidence and reasoning.
There are plenty of people who are simply not smart yet hold advanced degrees. A person with a weak mind can go through the system, internalize whatever the system tells them and come out the other end believing, and being told by the system, that they are now “educated.” On the other hand, a person with a strong mind, who is inquisitive, aware and can reason, needs little to nothing in the way of a programmed formalized “education” to be an effective individual.
A smart person uses education if it serves them in what they want to do in life...for example if you want to be a medical doctor, you pretty much have to have the degree. Or, a smart person who has chosen a different path can be a highly successful person with little or no education beyond just the basic 3 R's.
So to sum it up...everything to do with the person, nothing to do with how “educated” they are.