Given a choice, would you rather be a poor kid with a genius level intellect or

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  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 9 years ago

    Given a choice, would you rather be a poor kid with a genius level intellect or a rich kid with an

    average, even mediocre intellect? Why?  Why not?  Furthermore, do you contend that the rich kid with the average, mediocre IQ will be infinitely more successful in life than the poor kid with the genius level IQ as the poor kid will have odds stacked against him whereas the rich kid doesn't?

  2. Rod Marsden profile image67
    Rod Marsdenposted 9 years ago

    The rich kid definitely. You'd  go to the best schools and have the best education. A kid with a high IQ in a poor setting will likely get picked on until he or she gets martial  arts training. Even with such training they would have to put up with class clowns and the occasional bully that still wants to try to take them down. Then there is the issue of being bored out of your scull by long periods of time in the classroom where the same old same old happens because of disruptions. You might get into college or uni as a mature age student but upon leaving school you could be faced with one dull dead end job after another. Once you finally make it to college or uni a whole world of possibilities will open up for you but you will at the same time be landed with a great debt for your extra schooling. Meeting the right woman for the poor genius will no doubt also take longer unless he meets her in one of his martial art classes.

  3. Dr Billy Kidd profile image90
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 9 years ago

    Look how far an idiot like George W. Bush got with a 0 IQ and tons of money. Yet look at the damage he did .... thousands dead because of him.
    I'd rather be me, the poor kid with the high IQ who got into a top 10 university and earned a PhD. I've helped a lot of people. Forget the cash, I love life.

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image96
      Melissa A Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Killing people has nothing to do with your IQ.

    2. profile image0
      ahorsebackposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And You're a Doctor with that attitude .?

  4. Melissa A Smith profile image96
    Melissa A Smithposted 9 years ago

    Considering I already have average intellect, the choice is easy. Be me and be rich. Then I could do what I want.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There is really nothing average about you or your intellect.  You are by far ABOVE AVERAGE, even VERY SUPERIOR in intellect!

  5. Kiss andTales profile image60
    Kiss andTalesposted 9 years ago

    Great answer Dr Billy Kidd!  " forget the cash ,I love life." You could patent these words
    With confidence!

  6. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 8 years ago

    Neither.  I would rather be the rich kid with the genius level IQ.  That kid with his/her intellectual acumen and the right background will have immense opportunities opened up for him/her.  H/she has the potential to go to the top of his/her chosen career &/or profession.


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