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I was planning to continue in the lurk mode and ignore the IQ comments but after the last post I would really like to defend Brett and his seemingly offensive comments. Arbitrary tests and meaningless numbers aside you have to fully agree with Brett that he truly believes that IQ matters. I have also been told that I posess a high IQ and with this God given gift was able to quickly assimilated the data from Brett's profile and discover what may not seem obvious to those with a lower number than mine. (Sarcasm intended, not necessarily an actual belief of the author)

HE'S 20!!! of course he thinks he's smart!!!

I was smart then too, I just kept getting dumber every year and fear it won't ever stop. It doesn't really bother me much anymore 'cause another fairly smart guy once said "The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know." I don't know if Al said that before or after E=mc2 (Sorry no superscript) but I am smart and old enough to both understand and have experienced that inescapable fact of life.

Enjoy your intelligence, skill, intuition, luck or whatever it is now Brett cause it may not always be that way. Life, of which the stock market is a part, is much tougher than anything any one individual can dish out. It's definitely one of life's beauties and the reason why we need to stick together and learn from each other not think we know it all. I like to think IQ is less important than some of those intangible, indescribable, motivations that make a person get up and do whatever it is they do everyday. Also "Things go best for those that make the best of the way things go."

Just my 2 yens worth


P.S. The other thing that clued me in to his not knowing any better is that he picked South Florida as his favorite vacation spot. Ain't youth cute!!

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