Maybe it is just that I am "different". I know I am smart. I score highly on tests. I am a whizz with puzzles. I catch on to things quickly. l see sides and angles to things that other people don't pick up. You would never know when talking to me that I only had one year of high school education. The way i think and speak sets me apart from the ordinary people my life circumstances bring me in contact with from day to day. But most of them think I am some kind of airhead when they first meet me. Maybe it's the blonde hair. Or maybe it's because I am poor, have failed to use my natural intelligence to get anywhere. I can only conclude that being intelligent is not enough. You have to DO something with it.