What are your hobbies? What are the hobbies of people with a very high IQ?

newbie202

Can you share what your hobbies are? Also, do you know what the hobbies of the smartest people are? Finally, what is a great hobby to make good money? I have heard that chess tournaments don't pay much, so I was wondering how you guys pay your bills with your brain folds.

 

I want to hear SERIOUS answers, so please don't troll my topic. The admin can delete the same topic I posted in "Off-topic" by accident. Thanks!

Andec25

Chess & Shooting... If you're looking for scholarships, clay shooting, rowing, and uncommon instruments are your tickets. For general money-making, none of those things will have you breaking even.

 

Right now restoring furniture to look rustic is in for money-making.

hisokaxhunter

I shoot flies with spray bottle, and one Japanese who r iq genius be a cannibal and eat his gf

ghost_of_pushwood

To judge from this site, people with very high IQs mostly sit around telling others how very high their IQs are.

newbie202

Honestly, I am very disappointed by this site. I expected a lot more thoughtful comments. It just seems like most people who play chess barely makes end meet! Prove me wrong if that is not the case. How do you  guys make money? Any profitable hobby? I've heard Kasparov collects stamps but I don't know whether that is really a profitable hobby. Still waiting for serious responses. 

Pikelemi
newbie202 wrote:

Finally, what is a great hobby to make good money?

 

Poledancing

 

ghost_of_pushwood

Still awaiting serious responses regarding your Kasparov stamp-collecting inquiry.  I see...

Quasimorphy

I thought it was Karpov who is the stamp collector.

newbie202
Quasimorphy wrote:

I thought it was Karpov who is the stamp collector.

It was indeed Karpov. My bad. sad.png However, I was just trying to give an example in order to revive the topic. 

newbie202
Pikelemi wrote:
newbie202 wrote:

Finally, what is a great hobby to make good money?

 

Poledancing

 

Now, this is really a troll and should be deleted. Do you suggest your mother and sisters become poledancers?!?!

ghost_of_pushwood

Actually, I think trolling should be encouraged here.

52yrral

I've been thinking about setting up a troll booth!

Lenudan
Corporate Executive Research Chef here. Food styling, illustration, Rock climbing, downhill skiing, camping, hiking, avid computer gamer,

Started playing chess 25 years ago in college at a coffee shop. Had a overly competitive roommate who thought he was a grandmaster. So to beat down his ego, I secretly bought the first edition of Chess master 2000 and played the computer in my room for a month. I won every game after that and he got so mad he never played me again.

Later in my career, continued playing chess at a coffee shop on my way the restaurant where I worked. I found it helped get my head in order and made me more strategically organized in the kitchen. Stopped playing for almost a decade until the internet was born and Chess.com launched.
bartnic1

Maybe high IQ people spend all their time trolling people online. I thought the pole dancer answer was hilarious XD.

I knew someone who went to Mensa. He actually hated it because he said they spent most of their time talking about their high IQs or solving meaningless puzzles. There wasn't any real content, debate or inquiry.

Even that one guy, Christopher Langan who has an IQ of 200 or something absurd like that (highest ever recorded I believe), has sort of gone off the deep end with his cognitive theoretic model of the universe. He isn't even making an effort to have his ideas proven. Most of his time is spent taking care of animals on a farm while his ideas are basically unnoticed and ignored by the wider scientific community, largely because there are no actual theories or testable hypotheses there.

So...long story short...not even sure that high IQ determines success or deep thought, though I'm sure its correlated. If you actually want to make money, try day trading on the stock market and look at technical analysis. The main blockage I've found, after playing with it for a while, is that it is really scary to start because you either have to trade on margin (i.e. borrow money from your broker) or start with a lot of capital which you probably don't have, AND you have to trade penny stocks...otherwise the average price range on the stock will be too small to make any real money with.

Nevertheless, its pretty exciting. I'm thinking of setting up a bot to perform automated trading with. I already have some experiences using Selenium to automate my browser to log in to last pass for me. Now I need to do the same with my desktop, since ThinkOrSwim doesn't allow trading via API calls...

Lol but then again I'm not the genius high IQ you're looking for. Haven't looked at what my IQ actually is, since (and I hope you all know this) online IQ tests are extremely unreliable and not to be taken seriously.

chuddog

I will attempt a serious reply. Let's start with the fact that the definition of a hobby is that it doesn't make you hobby. IRS sure looks at it that way. If something makes you money, it's a job or business. Maybe what the OP is really asking is, how do you find something that you love doing and that makes you a good living? For people who are lucky enough to attain this and not to be working mainly for the money, in most cases it will still be in a career. High IQ or not. And then your hobbies are things you do for fun, not for profit. For me chess is a side business. I do it mainly for fun plus for a small amount of income. I have another career that is my main source of income. It is fulfilling, but it's not a hobby.

Sacrilicious1

Well, I juggle teaching with supporting learners on the Autistic spectrum, and some occasional illustration thrown in for good measure... and I often use Chess ( deserves the capital letter! ) as a teaching aid or just for fun/encourage critical thinking, etc. I discovered this marvelous game late in life, and I really wish I had played sooner, my brain being somewhat addled by occasional herbage use... and then joyous Fatherhood/massive sleep deprivation seems to have left me a little fuzzy in the cerebral department. I'm not that good...ELO around the 1200 mark, but I thoroughly enjoy every move.

I have practiced and taught Muay Thai boxing for many years, along with skating (board) and some occasional frisbee, British weather permitting. I also appreciate bacon.

I've just remembered that the topic is what are the hobbies of people with a very high IQ. Ahh....well, that's me out. But, if you find something you love doing, and are lucky enough to get paid for it...then you are already rich. (Way to state the obvious eh....)

SciFiChess

A study was recently conducted where a random group of people were asked one question. Is your IQ above average or below average? 96% said above average and 4% said below average. Does this mean that 46% are liars?

Putasockinit
My biggest hobby is collecting mice , and bungee jumping !
Putasockinit
..... btw , I don’t like to talk about my I Q , it makes people feel insecure ! .........just saying .
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