posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 02:52 AM
Originally posted by gullychief
One of my school teachers said to me once, something along these lines:
"You may score high on the IQ test, but on the common sense test, you fail miserably."
My IQ is in the high 140's as well AND I have had teachers tell me the same thing. My family jokes when I royally screw something up. They roll their
eyes at me and say, "Engineers! You are not as smart as you think you are, are you?" Actually, I'm not the one who gave me the IQ test so young and
decided to place me in the academically gifted classes. None of that way my doing. I was just a kid moseying along the best I could. I never asked for
I would love to have a regular IQ and be able to think without over-thinking. Life is too difficult when you are always thinking and your brain won't
stop. If ignorance is bliss, I'd rather be ignorant any day of the week.
In reality, IQ means nothing, just like my computer/electronics engineering degree means nothing...especially since I live in an area where there are
NO jobs for that field. I took what the school said I was most suited for because I aced the math portion of the placement test. I did great on the
English part too, but I got a perfect score on the math and they railroaded me into engineering. Don't get me wrong. I love theory and all that is
used in engineering and I truly enjoy it, but I would rather have been an English major and become a writer. I enjoy English far more.
IQ is just that; IQ. It doesn't do anything by itself. It's what you do with what you have that matters most. You can be the smartest cat in the
room, but if you never really use it, it means nothing. I've seen people with "low" IQs who were the most crafty people I have ever met. I admire
them for using every bit of what they have upstairs. That is what counts; not how much you have, but what you do with what you DO have.
[edit on 10/30/2008 by Rusty P. Shackleford]