In the above picture, it shows a race. A race between dogs and the fastest land animal, the cheetah. The cheetah doesn’t need to race because it knows it will win. It doesn’t need to prove anything.
Now if you want to find the smartest person in the room, ask what’s 2+2. The people with average intelligence knows its 4 and scream it at the top of their lungs.
The intelligent people stay silent and know they don’t need to prove they know the answer to such a basic question. They are observers, not reactors.