Why do I call myself the Outsider?

All of my life, I've been different. I've never fit in. I caused myself a great deal of trouble and misery by trying to be like people who were, in reality, nothing like me. So I grew up, and gave up. I stopped trying to assimilate. I stopped trying to dumb myself down in order to appease the masses. If you really need to know, here are several ways in which I'm different than you...

I'm super-intelligent. I've got an I.Q. of 149. Anything over about 121 or so puts you in the top 2% of all I.Q. scores. Which isn't to say that I don't do stupid things. Great brain-power is only useful if you apply it to the task at hand. If I don't pay attention to whatever it is that I'm doing, or if I'm doing something stupid to begin with, then the result is often disaster. Or to paraphrase Scott Adams, "Intelligence is a rather poor indicator of success." Besides, if I'm so smart, why am I working where I am?

I'm tall. At 6' 3", I'm way above the norm in height. In fact, I'm in the top 2% of height for all men.

How else am I different? I read a lot. I don't watch much Television. (I also don't call the boob tube "T.V." either...) I've been married for over 10 years now (and that's something of a record these days...) I have no children, but that's by choice, not by circumstance. (I think that too many children are accidents and I'm nothing if not careful...) I license my dogs. I walk them every night and I never allow them to roam around the neighborhood by themselves. I don't believe in a Higher Being. I have a degree in Astrophysics (Yes, I AM a Rocket Scientist!). I drive a small car with a Manual Transmission. I subscribe to two newspapers. I know who my congress-persons are. And I've NEVER voted for Ronald Reagan.

I'm sure that you're tired of my ranting by now. Why don't you go back to my home and continue roving?

This document was placed here on Dec 5, 1996, and has been viewed countless times.

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