[ExI] The downsides of high IQ

Tara Maya tara at taramayastales.com
Tue Apr 14 22:55:10 UTC 2015

Well, you know the story of the grad student who found a genie. The genie told him, “I can make you the sexiest man on earth, the wealthiest man on earth or the smartest man on earth. Choose!”

Being a grad student, the grad student said, “I want to be the smartest man on earth!”

“Alakazam!” said the genie. And it was done.

“Damn,” said the grad student, slapping his palm to his forehead. “So I SHOULD have gone with the money!"

Tara Maya
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> On Apr 14, 2015, at 8:55 AM, Dan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So if intelligence doesn't lead to rational decisions and a better
>> life, what does? Igor Grossmann, at the University of Waterloo in
>> Canada, thinks we need to turn our minds to an age-old concept:
>> "wisdom".
>> --------------------------
>> BillK
> Seems to fit the old saw that the smarter you are, the better you be at rationalizing things, including your faults and prejudices.
> "So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do." -- Benjamin Franklin
> Regards,
> Dan
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