We all have humbling moments that make us question our own intelligence, and while it can be embarrassing in the moment, it's funny to let go and laugh at our own egos.
Sometimes, the medicine we need the most to grow as people is a hard-to-swallow pill of humility, and the realization that intelligence isn't a stagnant trait, but something you feed with curiosity.
In a popular Reddit thread, people shared the moment they realized they weren't as intelligent as they thought they were, and it'll hopefully make you feel better about your own blips.
1. From charlie_chapped_lips:
I have trouble opening doors that have "pull" written on them.
I tried getting out of the car with my seatbelt on yesterday.
First year of uni.
I had it very easy in HS, I was one of the lucky bastards who could ace everything with minimal effort, scored in the 99th percentile in my country's equivalent of the SAT's, etc.
And then that first year of engineering just took a big ol' sh** on everything I thought about myself, lol. It was a pretty humbling experience.