Education, politics, and anything else that catches my attention.
So if they make money certifying your smartness, then exactly how smart does that make them?BTW-should you need a laugh, look here:http://sumofallthingsaccording2me.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to-tell-governments-apart.html
It is a racket, isn't it? I tried it about 20 years ago myself because it was so easy to qualify. Maybe if you have NO social life. Then again, it's not much of a substitute.
"I'm smart enough not to pay $52/year to join an organization that will allow me to tout how smart I am!"That. Is. Awesome!
Wasn't it Groucho Marx that said " I wouldn't belong to any organization that would have me." Those groups are nice, and may be an asset on the resume. But the card and a couple of bucks might get you a very small cup of Fair Trade coffee at Starbucks (or a really BIG CUP at Walmart...)
I think it is a large singles group in actuality. You join to meet members of the opposite sex, who will hopefully be as smart as you, or smarter.
It's really a shame when people make comments about something they know nothing about. People join Mensa for many different reasons, and yes, meeting 'someone' is one of the reasons. What's wrong with that? It makes sense to look for a life partner in a group where you are likely to find a good match, be that a church, a biker gang, or a garden club. It's a known fact that the happiest couples have IQ scores within 20-25 points of each other. I will say, anyone who thinks putting Mensa membership on a resume is a good idea, should look at the comments on this blog and think again. Many Mensa members never even tell close friends that they belong, let alone employers or co-workers. Mensa is mainly a social club, where we can have fun without being made fun of.
Don't get bent out of shape, Matona. The only thing I was criticizing was the cost. Actually, I'd like to hang out with a smarter crowd. I'll just look harder to find them, not pay $52/year to do so.
She doesn't sound out of shape at all. You, however, do sound a bit defensive.
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