is it just me, or do really high IQ people tend to do no work at all and get away with winging it? Its more mediumly intelligent people who work their arses off to get the top that would fit in more with this (dumb) generalisation.
Most uber clever people I know do **** all and are slightly off the rails in terms of getting hammered/taking drugs/being sex addicts. They just know when to cram.
Then they're of questionable intelligence. I do see your point. Intelligence usually brings personal strife.
Being streetwise is just as important in some aspects as being able to work out a mathematical equation IMO.
i dont think they have personal strife, they just dont get stressed about sucseeding becasue they know theyre the man/woman.
but what im saying is that if its easy to excel, there is no pressure.
but why are all intelligent people invariably under pressure? My parents never gave me any pressure to do anything, and in school i wasnt expected to achieve much becasue i was such a lazy *******. If anything, the complete absence of all but self imposed pressure probably contributed to me doing fairly well in highschool. I'll know how well i did at college when the results are out on August 16th :P
Hmm, the study's probably right in its initial claim, but the title of this thread isn't