This did spark some thought. Back when tests like that mattered more, I spiked my SAT nice. Somewhere in the Range Andy mentioned. I don't remember. Don't care now. The military test put me in some 5 percent bracket, but those clowns thought I would make a good front line guy too, so what do they know?
Having had much less in the way of life experiences, still an early student of music, theater, people in general, I would wager my actual emotional IQ was solid, but my wisdom was sorely lacking.
Today, I'm not sure my SAT would be as high, nor a general IQ test, but my wisdom is very seriously improved, school of hard knocks style. And I read people like open books too, where back then, I was a fumbler and bumbler socially.
Some of my college education also included psychology --an attempt to improve in the latter regard.
Do the work. Actually walk this world with good intent. Actually seek to know others, help them and cultivate the world one wants to live in.
General failure to do the latter is very offesnive to me. If any of us wants consideration and respect, we must demonstrate it in like kind to others.
To be perfectly frank, I don't see that happening here at all, and it's THE root problem. Jerry, you come here with all these needs from us, and you come here to defend your outlook on things as if there is some moral imperative for us to meet those needs, hear your shit, and give your opinions, gruntings and generally need utterances some measure of consideration without actually presenting a good case as to why.
Personally, I HATE talking about how fucked up you are. I HATE not interacting with my friends more, all old ground, well told before, yet here you are, not a damn thing changed.
You do not do the work. It is that simple, and this is not the Super Friends where we say how we are going to win the day, only to see the other guys respond, the whole thing silly.
People just do it, and they don't talk about it and they don't need near constant affirmation about it all either.
Think we are full of shit? Say it. If you arent heard, or get laughed off the stage, reconsider whether or not any of it made good sense, or any sense at all.
Whining about your many needs is insulting, morbid, and more than a bit disturbing.