Is intelligence the ability to realize that something is not about me? The more one can focus on something as existing outside of my feelings and needs, the more intelligent I am?
Problem solving is related to this? Math structure is?
Math education tends to fall back into letting students focus on themselves? Activities and games that are not really about a math explanation that actually implies a rule fall into this trap?
Axioms, definitions, theorems, formulas and proofs are a way to force focus away from the self? This is why they are so hard?