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Do we feel better when we carry something around that says we are just so smart? I know I have already confessed that, though I don’t get off at any of the usual stops the bigot train makes (race, gender, socioeconomic class, whatever), I do harbor a deep seated bias against stupidity.
Now don’t get me wrong. It takes all kinds, everyone has a place, and differences are the foundation of evolution, yada yada yada. But stupidity just really makes me dislike people. And the problem is this: stupidity isn’t solely the domain of the stupid!
In fact, I would argue that really low I.Q. or mentally challenged people are often quite smart. They tend to be willing to try new things, often don’t get hung up on fitting in, and generally work to be their best. No, it’s the really smart that tend to be the most stupid. I confess, that I have done some really stupid things in my time. Haven’t we all? Maybe, in a twisted way that makes me smarter. I’ll take it!
Let’s factor in that the overly intelligent usually don’t do well socially. Maybe this is a good example of why: A car in LA has the license plate “I Q 152”. Now that’s dumb. If your IQ is that high, don’t you know better than to run around shouting it out? There are very few people in this world who can say, ‘hey! Me, too!’ Anyone with an IQ under 140 is going to drive by that car and think ‘what an ass!’. And anyone over 160 is going to drive by and think ‘Only 152? You advertised that?’