I hold a philosophy that others have lambasted me for - a person is allowed to fail.
A person does not have to be the best, or even succeed. Taken to its logical limit, A person does not even have to participate. This is their right. People are allowed to fail. This may not lead to money, success, fame or anything else, but not everything is about that.
Using this philosophy, what is a capable person? Someone who is smart, can do things, or someone who actually does things? I would argue the latter.
It's the same with intellect - someone who is "smart" but does nothing is not as smart as another who is "less intellectual" but actually acts or achieves something.
Where am I going with this? Nowhere. It's just a blog post.