Taking pride in other's accomplishments as if you had a hand in it, is clown shyt. I don't give a fukk what your great uncle on your mamas side did. Take a page out of his book and go do something with your life instead of glazing the dead.
If you aren't solving hard problems in life, you are average at best. People sometimes conflate being a parrot with being smart when the two, imo, are not the same. Having knowledge of facts is good and all, but if you cannot solve problems with them what makes you different from someone who is inept at solving tough problems? Nothing imo.
Your ability to solve tough problems is proportionate to your intelligence. That's the metric I use to judge people's intellect.