What ways are wealthy people FAR MORE INTELLIGENT than poor, even middle class p

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  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What ways are wealthy people FAR MORE INTELLIGENT than poor, even middle class people?

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    threekeysposted 2 years ago

    Grace I cant believe you asked such a question. But it is true society casts the judgment if you dont have a commercial mind you are a loser.  But it's not to say when a person is not monied doesn't neccessarily reflect their level of intelligence. However what it may end up reflecting is that they may just have a uncommon set of values which they have decided to live their life by. Then again it just could be they are in the wrong place at the wrong time and they  don't get the hand ups that other people seem to get. This is a very complex question. And I can't do it justice here.
    However I want to sign off and just mention this. In my life I have met 2 geniuses. Maybe I have met more and just never knew. But at least two geniuses I am aware of... they belonged to the Mensa Group. Well you would never ever pick it! Both were females. One was a blonde that worked in Corporate Sales and Marketing. The other was drifting and spent her time as a Receptionist. The latter was very self doubting and unsure. The other spoke  the Corporate military speak (if you know what I mean). So everyone has a story. Just give people space and time Grace and you may be surprised.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      BELIEVE it, I asked.........

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry Grace i don't know how to read BELIEVE IT. Are you reiterating that monetary class is a reflection of intelligence? Could you expand upon your comment for me please.

    3. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      In many cases, monetary status is reflective upon educational & intelligence levels.  People who are highly intelligent/educated tend to earn more than those who are less intelligent/educated.

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      Sandi Kroegerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've taught college for many years and have a master's degree in education. There is a vast difference between intelligence and education. I believe people with higher education have "learned" more but are NOT necessarily more intelligent....

  3. wingedcentaur profile image81
    wingedcentaurposted 2 years ago

    Hi Grace Marguerite Williams! How's it going?

    Has it been established that wealthy people are FAR MORE INTELLIGENT than poor, even middle class people?

    Second, assuming it is even desirable to try to measure intelligence, we'd have to establish some base lines. There are some things we need to sort out.

    1. What is intelligence? For the sake of argument, let's say it is the capacity to acquire and use information.

    2. Are we equating wealth with intelligence? If we are, are we assuming that all people use whatever intelligence they have to trying to gain the most wealth they can? Does this mean that between the school janitor and the CEO of a bank, the latter automatically wins the intelligence contest?

    3. If we are assuming that, it is only fair that we make some attempt to identify the body of knowledge, that said bank CEO, proved better able to access. That is to say: What does the bank CEO know that the janitor does not know? Or, what level of knowledge-conversion was the CEO able to execute that the janitor was not able to execute?

    4. We need to remember that "intelligence" is not defined as knowledge. It is defined as the faculty of acquiring AND using knowledge. It does not matter if the bank CEO knows 12 languages, can recite every word of Shakespeare, is conversant with quantum theory. That is proof of information storage capacity, not intelligence, per se. The janitor may have an equal plasticity of mind in learning about the things that interest him. We don't know.

    5. No one really knows what "intelligence" is, despite the pretensions of some to be able to measure it with IQ tests and the like.

    6. If wealth is an indicator of "intelligence," what do we say about the person who was born wealthy? That she had the "intelligence" to be born into the RIGHT family? This requires a belief in reincarnation, which begs the question: How do we measure the intelligence of disembodied souls?

    7. One could simply say that human beings, as a species, have intelligence and other animals on this planet do not. That is because we, as human beings, have developed culture and knowledge and experience can be passed along through various means. Other animals are more or less, born knowing how to survive in a specific environment.

    8. Also, if we really wanted to engage in the exercise of determining "intelligence" levels, then we would have to have some means of measuring across disciplines: More intelligent: Dostoevsky or Einstein?

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      threekeysposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Its multilayered and multiangled. I respect yoour logic and fine analysis wingerdcentaur. I wish I could have expressed my sentiments in that way. A special thank you from me for what its worth.

 
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