The truth about lies, liars and I. Q.’s.
It is ironic that the centuries old folklore about George Washington, who could not tell a lie, became the cornerstone of morality and virtue taught to us in our youth, and yet it is still very much a force in our culture. Presidents, CEO’s, celebrities and politicians have been a victim of their own lies, cover ups and Ponzi schemes. The lie, in most cases, was less of a crime than the actual act for which they lied about; but the lie became their downfall.
I have had a great deal of interaction with some of the most educated people in the world. Many of whom attended the elite Ivy League schools and many who had earned a PhD. The one thing they had in common was their ability to think and process information very quickly; and they had a very good memory. Some call that intelligence.
In my mind, they were not “intelligent” but rather they simply came to conclusions more rapidly than the masses with whom they came in contact. This rapid response tended to intimidate those of us that took a little longer to draw opinions, determine a solution or a position for a given situation. It was easy to be impressed with these “geniuses”, until one observed that the conclusions they reached were flawed; but decisions were adopted and implemented before one could react and debate with facts.
I have recently had the opportunity to talk with some college students and have concluded that they may have the wrong concept of intelligence. They seem to accept all their “intellectual” tutors teachings as sound. These pseudo intellectuals only impose their values on students rather than enlighten and develop the students thought process with various paths of thinking toward solutions. Collegians tend to be overwhelmed and intimidated by their teachers and follow their lead due to a lack of a worldly view.
Upon reflection this is perhaps, no different than what has always gone on at colleges around the country; especially the days of University of California, Berkley campus of the 60’s when young minds were being melded into a very liberal lifestyle and tended to corrupt the moral fiber of the country.
Today it can also been argued of higher education that, especially in business and law schools, morality is taught second to winning at all cost.
A common trait among those with high I. Q.’s is that they believe they have superior intelligence and can “B.S.” their way through anything they want to achieve. The facts are that the truth will always eventually surface and those who lie will be caught and suffer the consequences of their actions. That is the TRUTH!
I am sorry, there is one exception: members of Congress seem to be given a license to lie with impunity.