Originally Posted by Icedhope
Life does have meaning. IQ is just a number..I can gurantee I'm about as intelligent as anyone with a degree.
I can appreciate that. I always thought IQ could climb throughout life. As for evidence, proof for that ...it's a mixed opinion . There's lots of experts who say yes, lots who say no.
"Just a few years back, the IQ of a human being was considered as something that is genetic and cannot be improved upon. However, various researches by eminent scientists and neuropsychologists have proven this myth wrong."
That's the sort of stuff you'll see on this. I've always felt that you can improve certain aspects of your "intelligence" throughout life.
If I wasn't so insecure I wouldn't cling to that number. I'm just seeking approval from some of my family who has always made me feel like a out cast. Suddenly, because I can express myself a little better socially, they think I'm smart. Isn't that funny? It's sad too...it's frustrating for me as well.
I've always had a hard time fitting in. It's why I found forums.
I don't doubt your intelligence. I don't like to judge even because I know how it feels to be judged . We cling to alot of things that are just numbers because we're insecure or need proof and evidence to guide us. I guess it's no way to live though. I don't usually boast about my IQ . It wasn't at a genius level. But it was higher than average . I'm just feeling bad about myself right now.
So I ate a fatty Wendy's burger and then when I got home my grand parents were telling me how impressed they were by how I present myself now. I guess it's because I feel so stupid right now because of college. Not that I get bad grades, but I don't get great grades either. But that doesn't bother me, it's the fact that I can't hold a conversation with most my class mates because they think they're better and more important to me.
Everyone clings to something eventually , or for a time. Something in your past, something you did, or that challenged you.
I've been put down most my life by people for my intelligence, only truly getting approval from my professors and people who have talked to me one on one about various issues I'm fluid in talking about.