Re: virus: RE: Smart Asses - a breakdown
Sun, 3 Nov 1996 12:03:00 +0000

> BTW - what kind of person DOES join Mensa? For what purpose
> (put on their resume. status symbol with friends, self satisfaction,
> others)? Are there members of this list who have joined? Are
> there members who have qualified (say through GRE's or SAT's or
> whatever) and NOT joined?
> ken

I simply haven't joined because I haven't gotten around to it.
As for why, there is some ego-stroking going on, but as a friend
of mine once said, intelligent people (not just in Mensa) have the
ability to mind-fuck themselves into oblivion. They often have as
much trouble socializing as the mentally ill. Being in Mensa is a way
to be around people who feel the same way about their troubles
dealing with "normal" worldviews, a way to socialize, and a way to
interact with one's peers.
In some ways, it's much like being on this list.