1. Elise Harris Elise Harris United States says:

    I feel so sorry for people who wear their presumed high IQ's like a badge to defend & protect. People like that just like to sit & talk about how superior they are, exaggerating the importance of it, while the rest of humanity just goes about living life to the fullest and having a good time.

    IQ is one very small factor in determining someone's success and contributions in life. You can have he highest IQ in the world and still be a socially inept loser going nowhere. Just look at Chris Langan.

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      Let Wawa Let Wawa Germany says:

      That's because success is a function of luck, not of intelligence. Like in poker, you can hold a pair of Aces, but still lose. So, there is only a correlation between intelligence and success.

      Business works on the Winner Takes All model and if you are not in the right place at the right time, no matter how smart you are you will have little chance of winning. There are more guys like Bill Gates in the world, but they are unknown. Look up "survivorship bias" if you are interested. It's an interesting topic.

      A good book would be Fooled by Randomness.

      In fact, you can go further and think about all the smart people who didn't make it because they died in a car accident or of cancer on their way of success.

      The genetically best must have a lot of luck to come out on top. His odds are still the greatest of all, but success is not guaranteed.

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