I came across an article about the Wechsler Adult lntelligence Scale. It was fascinating to me and touched on the ratio of IQ level related to percentage of the population. Only approximately 1% of the people in the world have an IQ of 135 or over. Genius or near-genius IQ is considered to start around 140 to 145. Less than 1/4 of 1 percent falls into this category., while an average IQ is anywhere from 85 to 110. Bill Gates has it IQ of 160
I don’t exactly know what comes to mind when I think of intelligence. I appreciate Ken Jennings, who won the Grand Championship on Jeopardy. He seems like a good guy and not caught up in himself. I’ve met intelligent people who are nice, and others who make you aware of their brilliance by way of subtle self mplication.
My cousin, Glen is unbelievably bright, it’s just scary. Both Pam and I thought for sure he had total recall. He’s very kind, you feel very comfortable around him and he’s not trying to let you know what he knows. I’ve never personally met anyone who was so thorough in his knowledge of so many varying subjects … except for maybe my old doctor neighbor, Ed, who , in a casual conversation at a New Year’s eve gathering at his home, remembered his preliminary heat time at a swimming meet in which he competed in eighth grade. FREAKY!!!!
When you hang around these guys too long, this stupid feeling comes over you, and you just want to run away to monastic life and the Order of Blessed Brothers of Ignorance.
This all got me thinking that maybe I should take that intelligence test to see where I am on the scale. I asked Pam what she thought of the idea, but she just shook her head and said, “I wouldn’t bother, you’ve had enough disappointments in your life. I didn’t get where she was going with that.
No matter what she says. I feel really good about myself, because if you take away intelligence (okay…also looks, money, charm and success)
…really, there’s no real difference between me and George Clooney.