To be smart is important coz you may spend less time knowing much more than ordinary people.
However, nobody can succeed without efforts. A "genius" can go to university at the age of 10 or even lower, but he/she still needs to study hard for a university degree or achieve higher academic performances.
2008-05-13 15:21:14 補充：
A SMART person may understand things more quickly than other people. ALSO, that means he/she knows BETTER STUDY METHODS.
2008-05-13 15:22:47 補充：
So a smart person has an advantage, but that advantage can be abused. e.g. if a smart person always feels that he can do anything very easy and so becomes lazy, he/she will fail in the end.