Your 'I WILL' is more important than you 'IQ'

@Humbug25 (12551)
August 1, 2010 5:05am CST
I love this phrase and I think it is so true. However, I have neve taken an official IQ test in my life and have no clue what my IQ is, pretty low I should imagine haha Have you ever taken an IQ test? Do you know what your IQ is? Is your 'I WILL' more important to you than your 'IQ'?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
The ones I take usually come out somewhere in the high 130's. But IQ really is just a number, and it isn't what score you get on a test, it's how you use your intelligence that matters.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
13 Aug 10
Hi ya dawny I think as long as you have enough intelligence to get you by in life and you are happy then little else matters surely? Thanks for your response
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Aug 10
true...
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
3 Aug 10
Yep I agree with that too My IQ isn't high either. it is always around 129 - 135 135 in my language, 129 is in English and yet I can't say I am failing in life, although I haven't won lottery yet LOL I graduated school up to university, not missing a year and with good marks I am a sickly child and yet I survived riot, poverty, abuse, disease, crime, stupid things I did LOL I found my spiritual path and my life since then is free of fanatical fake beliefs I found true love while nobody thought I would, and I married him 10 yrs now My business started out with a loss and yet it survived recession English is my 2nd language and yet my first short story was published in 2001 (it was a heck of grammar check LOL I'm really surprised they wanted to publish) So if anyone ever insults me about anything, I don't lose sleep over it I never think highly of them anyway LOL you know the funny thing is? I have never read Einstein calling anyone 'unintelligent' so why are those, who are nothing like him, call other people so? I've met someone on here, thinking he was a friend or something he somehow felt all great about having a business (as if I don't have one myself) and started bullying me when my business was having low seasons so one day he told me he was having too many competitors I told him I am going to sleep LOL I could bully him back, but I thought the universe will do it better after all I do need sleep hahahaha
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Aug 10
Hi LittleMel I think you have very little to worry about seeings as you seem to be very happy with how things are and I think if you were to bully that person back then it would make you no better than him! Thanks for your response
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
4 Aug 10
thanks for such an intelligent comment Humbug
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@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
1 Aug 10
Hi Humbug! Like you I've never had mine either. And I'm not sure either if there are jobs that actually hire you for your IQ. Like you said, the 'I Will' seems to be more important. But how do one ensure that the 'I Will' is seen by one's prospective employer upon applying for the job and the subsequent interview. Just got me thinking. Interesting topic though! And thanks!
@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Aug 10
Hi there tomitomi Well yor 'I will' or IQ is not just important when it comes to jobs. Look at it this way, your IQ isn't going to get you to the bottom of your laundry basket is it? Thanks for your response and I am glad you like the topic!
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
1 Aug 10
Good point. Well said!
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@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
3 Aug 10
I agree with you. As far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter what your IQ is. As long as you are a responsible and conscientious person with a caring heart. My brother is mentally retarded. He's about 55 with the mentality of a 12 year old and I love him very much. He's a very beautiful person. I certainly respect him more than most other people I've met in my life! I have an IQ of 145 which is genius level. But, like I say, your IQ isn't the only thing that makes you who you are and nobody should ever put all their 'eggs' in the 'IQ basket'. Have a great day! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@Humbug25 (12551)
4 Aug 10
Hi ya kellyjeanne, loing time no see, good to see you!! I love that you have so much love for your brother and that you regard him as a beautiful person and respect him for that and I in return, respect you!! Thanks for your response
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
2 Aug 10
I.Q tests have so many variables. For example the USA I.Q. tests given to children out here should never have been used as our children did not know until recently what hot dogs were. Why? because it is not part of their daily food etc. They eat differently. I am only giving an example - I could have used hamburgers before Burger King came to the Island. Now every kid knows what a hamburger is. Yes, I have had my IQ tested as an adult. I did not score high in science and maths but scored very high in the arts and literature = writing etc and exceptionally good on word power. Like many people I am bright in certain areas. so I do not rate I.Q. tests very highly as a tool dealing with children.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
2 Aug 10
Hi ya Cynth I am neither a dunce nor highly intelligent and I don't need an IQ test to tell me that. I would take one for fun but wouldn't take the results seriously, who knows, on another day you might do better or worse Thanks Cynth
@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Aug 10
hi humbug mine was once 140 so do not know what it is today but I am intelligent and yes my I will is just as important, but so is my I will not as I had to learn to say no instead of being a wimp all the time. Will you do suc h and such, Mrs. Hatley, u m ah okay. Then I kick my self as I really do not want to do that so I have to phone and say, Sorry but something has come up and I really cannot do that such and such. Next time I will just say no to start with. So I wont is also important.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Aug 10
Hi ya Hatley I so totally agree with you there but I just don't seem to be able to do it myself - way too soft for my own good!! Thanks as always for your contribution Hatters
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
1 Aug 10
I'M NOT SURE I EVEN HAVE AN IQ lol.If i do i don't know what it is. Mine would probably be low to but we're making it & that's the main thing.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Aug 10
Hi ya ANTIQUELADY So you agree that your 'I WILL' is more important than your IQ then? Thanks
@p1kef1sh (45640)
1 Aug 10
I have no interest in my IQ Humbug. But my "I will" means an awful lot to me. My ability to perform quadratic equations is of no use when compared to helping my friends with their shopping or taking a minute to chat to someone that hasn't seen another human to speak to in a couple of days. Giving what we can defines us as people I think. Being intelligent is lovely, but giving of yourself is lovelier.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Aug 10
Hi ya Pikey Awww bless ya, I really couldn't have put it better myself, well actually I didn't did I? Well I am glad that you put into words what I was trying to getting across. I am certainly not bothered about my IQ either and that is probably why I have never taken a test!! I would not be friends with people either because of my level of intelligence, that is not what makes me, me! Cheers Pikey
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
I can't really say that it is... but 'I will' is definitely important. If you can have a bit of both then you can easily be a high achiever. You can't just have brains to succeed, you'll nee the determination too, but it'll also be hard if you only have determination and do everything with stupudity.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Aug 10
Hi there ddaguno I thank you for your opinion and it is great that you don't share the same view as me, it makes a good discussion don't you think? I also think that you could have a very high IQ but lack the common sense required for success, some people are too intelligent and therefore cannot cope with certain jobs because don't have the other required attributes needed to do such a job! Sometimes they feel that because they have the intellegence to do the job they don't need determination as well but determination gets the job done surely? Thank you for your response