I think that you may overestimate the ability of people born with high IQ to find their place in the society.

I think opinions on this subject are very much coloured by the personal experience. Generalisation is risky.

That's my whole fucking point that some high-IQ people find it easy, and some high-IQ people find it difficult... and according to Terman's research it depends a lot on the environment where they grew up.

For example, if your parents are quantum physicists, and your friends are quantum physicists, and you have high IQ, it is usually not a problem to make a career as a quantum physicist, because all you need is to copy what others do.

On the other hand, if you happen to be a high-IQ child born somewhere in a ghetto, and all you know about yourself is that you... (read more)

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by MrMind 1 min read18th Apr 2016176 comments


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