HIQ doesn't equal an easy life
"The Smartest Man in America"
"By some accounts, Christopher Michael Langan is the smartest man in America. He is certainly the smartest nightclub bouncer in America, endowed with an IQ that has been measured at 195, give or take a few points, a score that puts him on a par with the likes of Leonardo da Vinci ..."
Mines the life of Christopher Langan, a bar bouncer with a 195 IQ, to illustrate the positive results of massive intelligence along with the hardships the life entails.
Notes that Langan acquired speech at six months and was reading by the age of 3, but early onset intelligence made his life difficult. He exemplifies the point that people with high IQ (HIQ) are found in all circumstances, from homeless to CEO. Langan makes only $6,000 per year, and the article tells the stories of three others with HIQ that walk interesting paths: Ronald K. Hoeflin, Gina LoSasso, and Steve Schuessler. Their stories are all engaging and fascinating to read.
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Source is Esquire.
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