Friday, August 8, 2008

Short and Sweet

It is a sad commentary on the state of American culture when it is thought to be prudent, and folks are even encouraged, to reject a potential mate because of a poor credit score, but if it were known that you rejected a potential mate because of an insufficiently high IQ, you would be thought a monster of arrogance.

Of course, while like obscenity, it may be hard to say exactly what intelligence is, one knows it when they see it, and perhaps unlike obscenity, it is when it is absent that one has the clearest idea of what it is that is missing.