That is the reported IQ of Joaquín "el Chapo" Guzmán, who once again managed to escape from a Mexican federal prison, in what it has become the biggest of a looooong chain of blunders for this administration.

It is also said Guzmán only went 3 years to school. He had trouble writing his own name, and he didn't like to read.

3 years.

To me the real tragedy is not that this dangerous drug lord is walking on the streets of Mexico again. The REAL tragedy is that a man with a 137 IQ wasn't given the opportunity of a proper education, and could find no other way to put his intelligence to use than in trafficking.

That is the tragedy, and the waste.


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Do you think it's the environment he was in that caused this? I think that say he was born in the UK, there would be less likelyhood of him getting mixed up in a drug cartel. However if he was born in Africa he might be a child soldier working for a warlord who forced him to kill his parents. It is a tragedy no question. The world is on fire, how easily we as a society can give some kids an edge to become greatness and others get left in the gutters. I often wonder if predestiny is real or how many kids who were meant to become philanthropists died in a back alley all because one other human screwed up. Is it all up to the parenting, money, environment, or do the children at some point in their lives choose that life? At a certain point even a child understands good and evil, but some choose the latter even when they know it's wrong. Not because of their parents or environment, but because they want to do it. Some more than others. Tragedy, like evil, can be born and shaped into a mold; predestiny is only for those who have enough money to achieve it.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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You may be right. Predestiny and Karma and cool concepts to ponder on... if you actually have the chance to do so, and enough free time in your hands.

Guzman was the son of a 'gomero', a guy who planted poppy in order to create heroine paste. It is said his father was an alcoholic who used to beat him up, and later abandoned his family.

Of course, I'm not trying to justify the man's actions or his decisions. I'm just saying his options were certainly narrower than the ones enjoyed by people living in rich nations.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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