Outliers Chapters 3-4

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Reading Journal #4
In chapters 3-5 in Outliers, Malcolm makes a very great point. People in this world tend to think that those with IQ's higher than 140 are the ones that are going to have great futures with jobs that will make them great income. Now anyone in this world would agree that those with high IQ's are intelligent, but just because they may be smarter than most people, does not necussarily mean that they are going to succeed in life. Having a high IQ does not define who you are, the way that you were brought up as a child has a lot to do with where you will end up in life. There is nothing about an idividual as important as his IQ, except possibly his morals.(Gladwell 75) This essay made me think about myself and what my furure holds. I know that my IQ isnt higher than 140, but does that mean that I will not graduate college and make myself known? No. My parents didn't go to college, but that just motivates me to do what they couldn't. Luckily I grew up in a home with morals, my parents taught me that oppotunity is everywhere and we must take advantage of it when we see it. Im not shy or anything, so that helps. I have goals that I will reach of becoming a great teacher. But we are all different. Some may have high IQ's with no morals, others may be average with a great imagination and morals. It really doesn't matter how intelligent you are, all it takes is determination and support from the people around you and I'm sure you will get somewhere in life.
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