Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
A high IQ is certainly no indicator of success, or self-discipline, as my existence has illustrated, time and again.

However, since I have neither success nor self-discipline, why do you feel the need to destroy what little pride I take in my IQ?  To quote the great Mayor Richard M. Daley, "What do you want, my shorts?!"  Bully...

I guess it is good to have a President who is extremely smart, but not a genius, as geniuses tend to be neurotic basket cases with no social skills.  

Back to the IQ.  I do wonder what the av. IQ on ET is.  I bet I am on the lower end here.  

Also, why is it ok for people to flaunt their wealth, beauty and power, but not their intelligence?  Maybe it is not such an issue in Europe, but until a week ago, being smart was considered elitism, something one should be ashamed of, here.  Intellectual people are in the closet in the country.  Only allowed to be cerebral in company of others like themselves.  I think smart people should show off.  Supermodels don't think, "I should only wear sweatpants and oversize t-shirts in public, so other people don't feel inferior to me."  Wealthy people don't live in trailer parks out of tact.  No, they flaunt it, making everyone else aspire to be like them.  Intelligent people should flaunt it too, and maybe people will begin to desire to emulate them.  Make it cool to watch Nova and read books.  Maybe Obama will do that.

Here's a fun read:

Mark Ames: Elite versus Elitny

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Wed Nov 12th, 2008 at 11:19:41 AM EST
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