If you chose to hang around 'brighter individuals', some of the 'brightness' will rub off. Nothing we get is without a price, even though some political parties would differ in that assessment. As we suffer through this difficult economic period, you can either be smart; crooked, or more typically: Smart AND Crooked. Years ago it not as easy to do the latter, but politicians figured out a way!
Hey, bet there were no welfare cards issued for dead folks.....AND still used by dishonest folks. Wait, in Mass.....perhaps.
I do recall MANY bright kids around today, and am amazed that they have abilities many of us do not. Please don't sell us out in a 'Short Sale', we need all those bright kids to help solve our issues.
Cream rises to the top, always will!!