I am the progeny of a Mensa father and a relatively intelligent mother. Lucky for me, I inherited the IQ smarts from my father and the common-sense smarts from my mother. Even with this, it has taken me years to really understand the phrase, "intelligence is nothing if not applied". I always assumed that smart people would magically find their way in the world. It turns out that the smarter someone is the harder it is for them to fit in and move ahead. At least, thats how it is for me.