“You have to be really smart to be successful. If you’re only average or dumb, you’re screwed.”
I’ve heard this excuse many times over the past 25 years. Is it true?
I’m of higher intelligence myself (though I’m not very smart; most IQ tests I’ve taken place me at the very low end of genius), and I’m “successful” in that my income is higher than average, and my happiness is way higher than the average, so I’m indeed one of those people you could point to and say, “See? You’re smart, that’s why you’re successful.”