I was looking on line last night about LPN math for school. I was on cell phone and I found a post from a nurse that stated she worked with a CNA who she felt was too stupid OR.. not intelligent enough to do the math and science and she doubted her. Well.. the way in which she tooted her horn on behalf of herself and others who had a better aptitude for math and science was sickening!
I was shocked that this person had so much thought invested in thinking that if you can't do the math or science you not intelligent. Everyone.. has a different aptitude. Many people want to do various occupations and careers in life, it does not mean your cut out for them or have the aptitude for them. I believe in those tests you take and there are many of them to tell where you fit in.
I have to say.. I wanted to be a nurse when I was a teenager. My boyfriend at that time, his sister in law was a nurse. I looked up to her. Well.. through my own trials and error in life, trying, and taking aptitude tests, I realized that was not truly me or my calling. I get so mad when I hear others pushing becoming a nurse towards others because of the economy, never being without a job etc. It is surely.. not for everyone.
It is actually a positive when your not like everyone else or can't do math and science.. because we were not all meant to be cookie cutters of each other. I am extremely gifted artistically. I write, illustrate, sing, and plan to act. Many .. people could never do what I do.. because they don't have this talent given to them at birth. It is just in you. Whether it be nursing and that aptitude along with science.. Or.. the arts etc. It is what you as an individual is good at, excels at.
Many people would not be a nurse no matter what. I don't think it's fair to say just because you don't have an aptitude your not intelligent. You may be more intelligent in other areas. I had a friend at one time that was super competitive with me in everything I did. She had to do better. I thought.. I had failed at not accomplishing being a nurse.. until I realized it was not me or what I am meant to do/be in life.
Well.. when I started being me.. and doing things I personally excelled at, that were creative projects, this RN friend and I use the term loosely now.. tried to top me. She was unable to top me.. because she unlike me was not talented in the arts and I blew her away. I could have gone around tooting my horn and saying she is un talented. But.. my talents when put up against hers , she had none.
She was a genius with her straight A's in math and science and nursing classes. She just did not have what I had in the arts. She knew I would go places, I could tell.. she even tried to attach herself to me in ways that would allow her to be in the circle when I did. I caught on fast. However.. to a Astronaut or a Neuro Scientist perhaps a nurse would not look so smart.
There will always be smarter people, and there will always be prettier and handsome people, and like me talented people. Everyone was made to be unique and hopefully.. true to themselves. I am sure if say.. an actor would have became a nurse.. he or she would not be able to have the platform they do to help the world on a higher level to them.
I don't think people would call Oprah un intelligent just because she was not a nurse . She is a talent that has gained wide spread recognition. Although .. she had a College education, many CEO's and Hollywood people do not, and seem extremely happy in what they do for a living. When you love what you do and it is your passion, you never feel as though you work another day in your life!