I wasn't referring to who does or does not complain. But certainly a form of intelligence is flexibility. 10 million Filipinos live abroad. I know many Filipinas who moved to the US and very successfully adjusted. I also know a bunch of cranky old American coots who moved to the Philippines and have haven't made the transition at all. Flexibility/changeability is a sign of intelligence - at least of a sort. It's just an interesting factoid when we compare cultures and smarts.In2dadark wrote:Hopefully I won't get flamed for not posting enough; but I don't see how someone moving from a 3rd world country to the U.S. (still first world but falling) can be compared w/ someone going in the opposite direction (or used as any measure). I think it's normal for it to be an uncomfortable challenge for many. Were the women going in the other direction (first to third, for some unmet emotional or other need) there would likely be much more complaining.davewe wrote: 3. I know more expats living in PI that I can count and just as many guys here married to Filipinas. In most cases the girls are smarter than the guys and in nearly all cases the women adjusted better to life in a foreign country (USA) than the guys did to life in PI. Now that doesn't mean that the girls would do better in a special recognition test.
And yes, while it's not a scientific survey, I still maintain that most of the girls I know are brighter (though not as intellectual) than the husbands.