When I retook my IQ-Test at age 30 my IQ went down 2-pts from 119 to 117. The testprovider said "It's not IQ it's I will". That offered me little comfort but determination does mean a lot more than any degree or paper test.<quoted text>
You must be confusing me with another poster. I have never stated anything about IQs.
At 18 I had no means to attend even a junior college until after I served in the Marines during 'nam. I have a B.S. in Military Science and some post-grad credits now. More than anything I learned how to do research and investigation. That degree has really done since I retired from the military as an Infantryman (grunt) after serving as Legal NCO, Gunnery Sgt, and Computer Operator on the old IBM 1401s. It appears to me that success in life is really about outlook, attitude, perseverence and personality. Hence us pessimistic outsiders seldom succeed. Oh well. At least I found the Lord before it was too late.