Well, I never claimed to be smart but I'm getting closer. It suddenly occurs to me that if you're not all that bright, surround yourself with brilliant folks. That's always been my method in music. Not by design, really. I'm still not that smart.
Make sure that you're around loving, kind, thoughtful people. They seem to pop up in my life all the time. I've always been pretty sure that I'm some kind of proof that the universe takes care of the ones who can't take care of themselves. I'm plenty grateful, too.