How can intelligence prevent you from getting rich?

It can lead to a multitude of distractions that will lead you astray from your laser-sharp focus on making money.

Also, when people around you are not as intelligent as you are, they can't challenge your assumptions and you may become trapped in your own thinking. You fall in love with Great Ideas that Nobody Has But You and completely miss some important things.

2 Replies to “How can intelligence prevent you from getting rich?”

  1. By being too intelligent one tends to become too aware of potential risks. Risk aversion becomes a likely course of action. In the end, the risk required for the reward is not taken.

  2. What do you mean by "intelligence"? Everyone has different strengths and ways they interact with others. A strength only increases the probability someone will succeed.

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