Of all the words….

In your most recent stream you said your high intelligence would have made the Naval Academy difficult for you.  What about higher intelligence makes the military more difficult?  I’m asking as someone who’ll likely be attending either the Naval Academy or West Point next year. 

You have to follow orders you know are stupid given by your intellectual inferiors. And you have to try to communicate with people across the 2SD communications gap. It can be done – my uncle is smarter than I am and he succeeded brilliantly at Annapolis and in the Corps. But he has tremendous charisma.

Two years pass…

You were right. I am currently in the process of leaving the Naval Academy.