Everyone I know has recognized, thought through, and, at the very least, been more triggered than whatever they were able to communicate about that excitation that was in their head. We all do this. What I wonder is, how much, and how variable is it? A lot of the intelligent things I've said as an adult are things I simply couldn't articulate as a kid but still could think of and understand. Sometimes someone does something and you're taken aback and you're just quiet, and you get it, but you can't address it in the moment. This phenomenon it's super obvious any time you try to speak in a new language. I believe this idea translates to other areas of human cognition. Almost everyone I know has original music in their head, at least once in a while. You play a real time strategy like Starcraft and you know what you could be doing, what smart moves to take, and what tactical decisions are mistakes before you can stop yourself from following through. So it makes me wonder. How much is this just a life of accessing the intelligence we already have, manifesting it? And then scarier/cooler, if we're all so talented on the inside, people who say do things that are much dumber than your smartest thoughts, but much smarter than your smartest manifestations, are these people just better at articulating themselves, or are they in the same ratio as you, just that much greater? Or what if their expertise and intelligence unleashes so much more intelligence locked away that the people producing greater works, even if these works are obviously stupid in comparison to your greatest thoughts, are tortured (or happy entertained) souls with a much vaster universe up in there?