Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Smart Money

"If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?"  Is it a sign of intelligence if you're rich?  Not necessarily, given the propensity of people to lie, cheat, and steal in our society, as well as inherit money and win lotteries.  Having said that, most of the wealthy people I know worked damn hard for their money and are very smart.  So then, can you be smart if you are not wealthy?  Of course you can, the scientists who put man on the moon, invent vaccines, and unravel the genetic code are smart - but rarely wealthy.  So that settles it, you don't have to be rich to be smart (or smart to be rich).  Well then, what about the poor?  Can somebody who is poor qualify as smart?