Question # 4 - If you are so smart...?  

rm_CineSeer 59M/59F
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7/11/2006 8:13 am

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Question # 4 - If you are so smart...?

I get this question every once in a while, you know the one the ends in "why aren't you rich".

Let me explain. I belong to a group called Mensa. No it has nothing to do with periods. It is a organization that the only criteria for belonging is to be in the top 2% of IQ, based on a standardized test. Mensa is a very diverse group with some members that I wonder how they ever got in, in the first place. Some are are good test takers, some memorize stuff well and some are really smart. Some Mensans while having book smart lack any social skills. I know one who is an obnoxious bore who can't stop talking about all the trivia he has managed to memorize. That's not me, by the way, I tend to be more rounded and try to focus on many aspects of life.

Being smart has some benefit. I've collected a lot of letters to go with my name. BA, MS, MBA, CCNA, MCSE, A+, Security+. (The last few are computer certifications) They even got me a couple of jobs.

As far as the being rich part, I'm working on that but it takes more that just being smart to be rich. It takes winning the lottery and unfortunately you have to play to win. I haven't figured a way around that yet.

Really there are other things that one can consider being rich that have nothing to do with money. Family, friends, and fun all fit into the mix of a rich life. And in those aspects I feel very rich indeed.

_Bound4Pleasure 52F
204 posts
7/13/2006 8:40 am

Mark those are the most important aspects of "being rich"
so I think you have lucked out there!

Lioness_girl 46F
3494 posts
10/16/2006 1:18 pm

Yep, we might not be rich in money but we sure can be rich in love with friends and family.

I'm glad to call you my friend


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