Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I’m wondering why we are so intimidated by people with a high intellect. Maybe part of it is herd mentally that wants as many people as possible to be average or normal. I think people who are physically gifted—the athletes—are generally more admired than the people who are mentally gifted. Lots of the images and descriptors we have for brilliant people are quite unflattering. We feel better about ourselves if we can turn the people with high octane brains into eccentrics with no common sense.

I’m thankful I have friends who score well above me on the IQ scale. If I have friends who score lower than me, I want to give them whatever support I can.


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