Comment about IQ and life outcomes
“Glengarry” said in a comment:
For whatever reason, extremely intelligent people often seem to end up in these failed lives [referring to a person with a 163 IQ who was in prison and then worked a restaurant job]. Perhaps not as extreme as this particular case though.
This is a rewording of something I wrote a long time ago:
There is a shortage of career tracks for people with high IQs. Very few career tracks have an IQ floor much higher than 115. Therefore, the higher your IQ, the more important the wealth of your parents becomes (the very opposite of what most people think), because to get into the best career tracks you need better connections and not better IQ. People with exceptionally high IQs but inadequate parents often have poor life outcomes because of the mismatch.