Legitimate question, and I am not trying to offend anyone in the least bit. It's funny... when I was in high school I had quite a few enemies. The enemies I had were in the following category (one or more):
-People who often got into a lot trouble with authority
After high school, I ended up going to college, getting my degree and starting a career in information technology. I recently looked at my reopened my Facebook account. All my friends who are in college or finished college currently have no kids, are working towards something and are successful.
I also searched around Facebook for my enemies and I noticed that a majority of them are working cashier jobs or very low level jobs, didn't go to college and have a kid or 2 or 3. I even heard that an high school nemisis of mine died last year due to crack and left behind 2 kids (he was 23).
Looking at the way things are now, made me think about this movie:
Why does is seem that the "failure-type" always seem to have kids... and a lot of them?
Again... not trying to be an ass here... but it if you look at the problems in the world, all the poverty, etc... it is because stupid people keep having kids, keep speading their seed far and wide and they are not teaching their kids to succeed.
-My half sister had 2 kids with a drug dealer (she never finished school) and she struggles with drugs
-My female cousins had children with criminals and they aren't doing too well
-The educated people in my family (ages 18-30) are still single, no kids and working towards something.
My 25 year old cousin (male) has been in and out of jail since age 17. He has never worked and lives with his mom. He has 4 kids with 4 different women and he doesn't even visit or take care of his kids.
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That's a tough question but I was thinking about the same question today.
To start with a few facts, when you look at a Gauss' bell curve, you'll see that most people fall into the big curve in the middle of the scale, they make up the biggest share of any population. They do, because they have the most kids.
Only 16.1% of any population are of above average intelligence and only 2.1 % are of , how some psychologists call it, "near genius " intellect. (It's uncertain where the cut-off for genius is, since those IQ tests are calibrated to the absolute average IQ of 100 - I'm exclusively referring to European scales here)
In a German-speaking article, I read that highly intelligent people forgo socializing in favor of achieving their goals, and they therefore don't just socialize with anyone -
hence, birds of a feather flock together, therefore the dumb people will stick to their own kind.
And I also had the exact same kinds of people as my enemies back in high school @Asker.
And coincidentally, I also looked up people I went to elementary school with, and none of them as gone anywhere or is going to university - some are pregnant at 19 or are failed existences at 20 and others have bad paid dead end jobs
And I can recall them as relatively inept when they still were in elementary school, they couldn't really read fluently / properly , nor were they able to write decent essays or able to solve simple mathematical problems...
That's all I can add to this topic0
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