Cleverness is acquired, intelligence is attained. But what the hell, does anyone give a damn? A degree from a college seems to be the level of "intelligence" anyone aspires to. Having thus acquired the qualification that they have merely paid for and not really studied for, a job is the next factor to be considered. Once obtained, a level of cleverness is attained. This cleverness is gained from watching others more experienced make mistakes repeatedly, listen to others make excuses that justify a lack of work ethics, and emulate others who, due to a lack of any constructive work, sit around and politic, and try to hamper good work from getting done.
This then makes one clever, better suited to handle today's competitive, career-oriented lifestyle. These are the majority who will in some way or the other rule destinies, strongly influence collective decisions of economic, political, military and social significance in the not too distant future.
Is there hope still?