Intelligence is not a quality some people have over others, or mankind has over other carbon-based life forms.
Intelligence is the very root of existence.
It takes infinite intelligence for something to be created out of nothing. It is just like imagining a hand drawing itself. Everything that exists is permanently connected to this infinite intelligence because it was made by it and made out of it.
Intelligence is alive. It has to be, because everything that is is full of life. But intellect, or what people generally refer to when speaking about intelligence, is nothing but dead knowledge.
Collecting dead knowledge is generally not helpful. On the other hand, spontaneously following your intuition will never do you wrong because you will be taping into this infinite intelligence, this infinite wisdom, that is readily available for you all the time.