Penny and Leonard have a… complicated relationship. Even after going on a date, Penny ends up breaking things off with Leonard fearing she isn’t as smart as the physics genius. Have you ever felt intellectually inadequate? Has a date ever felt that way with you? Did you end up working it out?
One aspect of The Big Bang Theory that is interesting to watch is Penny and Leonard's relationship. They are very different people...and yet, I at least, want them to work it out for the long haul. To be honest, I've never dated anyone so I've never had to deal with the issue of a boyfriend seeming smarter than me (or even less smart than me).
As for feeling intellectually inadequate in general? I suppose we all have unless we're Sheldon Cooper and believe we're smarter than everyone! I think I'm relatively smart and because I read all the time, that helps with learning new things and becoming more aware of issues. However, I have known plenty of people (especially in class) that say things that make me go "Goodness! I would never have thought of that" or whatever and it is a bit discouraging sometimes. But, in the end, I'm doing alright and I think intelligence comes in various forms...book smarts, street starts, even common sense!
What do you think though? Any personal stories of feeling less-than-intelligent?
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