Don't you hate it when someone asks, "What's your IQ?"
One's IQ (intelligence quotient) is merely a number somebody had to figure out a formula to arrive at, and then later pat themself on the back for their personal ingenuity. Nicely done,... oh inventor of statistics that allow the judgement of others' brain power.
And what good is it to compare one person's obvious smarts to another's? Does it matter? The man that may not be able to read a book, may be able to build a house without the use of prints. Does that make him less "smart" than the structural engineer that graduated with a 4.0? How about the woman who graduated at the top of her class in Interior Decorating but still hasn't figured out how to bake a cake without it sticking to the pan? Is one better than the other? I think not....I'd rather have the cake than the pretty house anyway.
Diversity. We all hear the word at some point every week in our lives. But, perhaps it's one of those words that goes in one ear and out the other without being processed.
A published author may know all the right people. He may get a book published more because of who he is and the advertising it will give the publisher,...... than his actual writing talent.
The actress that pursues a career in acting all of her life, but hasn't bumped into the right person yet, is beaten out by somebody else who has a daddy and a mommy with a Trump life style. Nice! So much for smarts and ability.
Charlie Brown was never as smart as Linus, but he didn't need a blanket for security.
A Border Collie is my favorite dog in the world, but I'll take the Beagle/Basset mix in the woods to hunt rabbits over the Border Collie any day.
Comparitive Intelligence is not an every day term. I just thought of the phrase earlier today and decided to toss it out there as a thought. We all have our strong points and our weak points. What one is an expert at, another doesn't really care about.
Unfortunately it seems that statistics, national averages, and numbers have become too much a way for humans to judge other humans. These numerical measurements can actually cause severe depression. How do I measure up? Why write and 80,000 word novel if I can tell the story in 60,000 words? Why is the millionaire a better person than the homeless veteran who has ten dollars in his pocket he doesn't dare spend, yet spent 4 years defending the very country that allowed the other to gain his wealth?
Puzzling, these comparisons. Maybe it's the competitive spirit within us that needs to compare "scores". But wouldn't that depend on the game that was being played? The wealthy man may be the poker player who got lucky, while "comparitively" the "intelligent" man never loses a game of chess,... but is flat broke.
I'll ponder this some more and get back to you at some other time. Right now I have to get back to the school work. Gotta get that GPA up....................... I'll never get hired if I'm a dummy. :)