Sunday, March 11, 2007

I'm with Bryan on this ...

... Are Mensa Members Thick?

This may be, however, because I tend to feel happy and like to think I'm reasonably bright. Of course I could be a lot dimmer than I think I am. On the other hand I am pretty sure that Mensa members are thick.

Update: As Andrew points out, my typing skills are definitely sub-Mensa. I have therefore corrected my misspelling of thick.


  1. Coincidentally, I read your post, clicked to Bryan's, and then the poem below as I spend the day reading through Ella Wheeler Wilcox's works. So I thought to share it even if it doesn't make a bullseye on the topic. I'll go with the serendipity of it.

    By the way, apparently like you, I never joined Mensa. My brother did, though, and he is relatively happy with his wonderful family.

    And yet, I don't think he is active in Mensa anymore. I think of that organization as a place to meet others with high IQ. So, for instance, if this is something that I valued in a future spouse, I should join, I suppose. But I don't care.

    And I don't mean to sell Mensa short by making it into a dating service. But, on the other hand, isn't there a bit of genius in everyone?


    By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    Worldly Wisdom

    If it were in my dead Past's power
            To let my Present bask
    In some lost pleasure for an hour,
            This is the boon I'd ask:

    Re-pedestal from out the dust
            Where long ago 'twas hurled,
    My beautiful incautious trust
            In this unworthy world.

    The symbol of my own soul's truth---
            I saw it go with tears---
    The sweet unwisdom of my youth---
            That vanished with the years.

    Since knowledge brings us only grief,
            I would return again
    To happy ignorance and belief
            In motives and in men.

    For worldly wisdom learned in pain
            Is in itself a cross,
    Significant mayhap of gain,
            Yet sign of saddest loss.


  2. Anonymous8:09 AM

    "I am pretty sure that Mensa members are think", doesn't look good, Frank.

  3. Well, Andrew, I wasn't claiming to be of Mensa caliber myself. Certainly not as a typist. I shall correct.

  4. Anonymous10:01 AM

    misspellers of the world untie!

  5. Anonymous2:37 AM

    Absolutely hysterically funny!

    Two thumbs up says Lisa!