I tend to prefer Einstein's view on intelligence ("The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.")
If one can escape the indoctrination of their culture, class or country (and perhaps religion) this may be perceived as intelligence; they are thinking outside the boxes forced on them.
A sun reader from Weston (a white town in ignorant and blissful isolation) decides to 'avenge' an attack on my city, in which someone drove a van into Londoners. He does this by, erm, driving a van into Londoners. Is that intelligence?
I travel back to the Smoke on Branson's 'train service' where the train stops in Preston and hundreds of passengers are told to leave it because they can't find a train crew for the rest of the journey. They put us in another train and announce the bar and cafe is open 20 minutes BEFORE they tell us they can't find a crew for this train either and we will have to go to another platform. Is this intelligence? Canny perhaps.
Intelligence is not regional but one can be surrounded by it, either by design or happy accident.
It's all Greek eh?
The dated Victorian term Ephebophile (from Greek for “one arrived at puberty”), refers to people mostly attracted to 15 to 16-year-olds; infantophilia,(anything under 6);teleiophiles (meaning, “full grown” in Greek), prefer those 18 years of age or over, while gerontophiles fancy grumpy old bastards like us.
A paedophile originally referred to sexual activity with pre-pubescent children but the tabloids have blurred that definition to include offences against teens (and their offences against each other like sharing nude pics on their phones). Various terms are applied to different age groups in different circles, which makes the coining of any definitive term difficult.
The key consideration must be whether it is an offence punishable by law in your country.
In the UK, the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000 states that anyone over 16 can have sex (17 in N.I), regardless of preference. Persons in a position of trust, doctors, teachers, priests, etc, cannot have sex with under 18s in their charge. So shagging teenagers who are up for it isn't necessarily illegal. 'Molesting' teenagers, or anyone, is though. But then it always has been.
Of course in Argentina, the minimum age of consent is 13, regardless of gender or sexual orientation and only illegal if the minor was exploited. So anyone can bugger anyone, basically. That's Utopia for you.
We in Europe however, can be thankful our children are protected by the EU convention on the protection of children against sexual exploitation and abuse... oh wait...
This post was last edited by pipio, 03 Jul 2017, 11:41
... an honest insult is so much better than an insincere flattery...