RE: FW: re Interviews & red flags & MENSA

Subject: RE: FW: re Interviews & red flags & MENSA
From: "Nagai, Paul" <pnagai -at- inovant -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 13:24:57 -0700

>>But now I'm wondering - why would this be? Do the most highly intelligent
>>individuals, who you'd think would have the most to contribute to society,
>>and would then reap the rewards, just not care about material success?
>>(Psychopaths aside...)

>It may have something to do with them not being willing to jump through all the
>mandatory hoops when they could just get the #%&$ing job done and not play office

Ignoring the unanswered question of whether material success OR contributing to society are necessarily the most intelligent components of ones life to maximize ...

Economics reports a curve like the one described relating compensation to hours worked. As compensation increases, hours worked increases ... to a point ... after which hours worked begins to decrease. Why? Because at some point the value of time exceeds the value of "the next dollar."

Perhaps a component of the IQ vs. salary re-curve (can't remember the "real" name for this type of curve) is based on the same assessment.

Has anyone, mensa member, qualificant or otherwise, seen any studies on "happiness" or "satisfaction" vs. IQ? I have a pet theory that somewhere up high in the IQ range, happiness/satisfaction begins to fall off. (But maybe that's just my essentially average self compensating ;)

Paul Nagai


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