SHI: I’m seeing a lot of lower IQ people who are way more successful than I (all my friends and acquaintances).
The correlation with success is not real good. The thing is success isn’t based on how smart you are. It’s based on all sorts of stupid bullshit instead. IQ does indeed test how smart you are.
SHI: IQ’s an outdated concept.
It’s not. IQ absolutely measures intelligence and it’s the best measure ever invented to test intelligence. It’s never been surpassed. It’s just that raw intelligence doesn’t correlate well with all sorts of stuff, including success.
And humans don’t value intelligence per se for shit. A lot of them either actually hate it or simply are indifferent to it. The only people impressed by brains are really smart people. The less intelligent you are, the more indifferent you are to intelligence. Or even hostile to it.
SHI: IQ’s an outdated concept. If I were more intelligent, I would have been more successful. Simple!
Yeah that’s never been true. All sorts of IQ fetishists, often actual Aspergers types, say this. As I said the correlation of intelligence and success in life is not real great. Humans simply don’t value intelligence per se. They value all sorts of stupid bullshit instead.