Link: Being Smart

Nice discussion about [what it feels like to be a smart person on Quora][quora]. I would like to add just one thing to the list for my smart students: while you may be smarter than the rest of a group individually, you are almost never smarter than the rest of the group collectively. (I.e., there really is something to *crowd sourcing*.)

[quora]: http://www.quora.com/Intelligence/What-does-it-feel-like-to-be-a-smart-person/

UPDATE: To add to this idea in a slightly different direction: it looks like the [popular kids in school make more money][slate] in life.

The net takeaway is that being able to negotiate social relationships is really, *really* important.

[slate]: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2012/10/23/popular_kids_make_more_money_as_adults_new_study_says_it_pays_to_be_cool.html