When it comes to states, apparently we're Fredo!

I’ve always found the percentage of dummies equal no matter where I’ve lived.  It’s a small group but every community has a few village idiots.  Cities and states also have their fair share.  So, I’m a little suspicious when someone tells me Idaho is the stupidest state.  Ranked 51st, even behind Washington, D.C.  Grant it, a lot of the biggest dummies in Washington actually have residences in other states.

You may have grown up on a ranch in Idaho and maybe you also went to college, however.  You didn’t need a business degree to know how to makes things click.
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This is a link to a website called safehome.org.  It has ranked the smartest states and somehow we’re dead last.  Which is strange, because Utah, right next door with a shared culture, is ranked second smartest.  Graft-ridden New Jersey placed atop the list.  What gives here?

It’s the measurement.  More specifically the measurement system.  It’s based on college degrees and advanced degrees.

Now, I don’t know much about you but my best friend has a high school diploma and nothing more.  He hated school and was itching to graduate and then take over his grandfather’s farm.

Almost 40 years later and he’s still making a living atop a cold hill.  He learned business skills and frugality through his parents and grandparents.  They were all successful farmers.

You may have grown up on a ranch in Idaho and maybe you also went to college, however.  You didn’t need a business degree to know how to makes things click.  It was passed down through family.

Through my own work I’ve met many people with advanced degrees.  Some are brilliant.  Others, I wonder how they tie their own shoes every morning.