I really do think most of us have our “stupid” moments. Some more than others. Me, on a continual basis. So please, don’t get logical with me -
it won’t work.
Stupid me, I thought this thread was regarding how it’s become somewhat fashionable to be stupid these days. I mean, seriously, it seems that a
great many of the people that folks tend to idolize these days verge on the criminally stupid. It’s evident in the entertainment industry and
television programming. The Kardashians, the Swamp People, Kane West, Justin Bieber, Jersey Shores, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and on, and
on... I know, different strokes for different folks, but please, a lot of this stuff is just plain brain dead. But, it seems to be preferred by much
of our culture.
Maybe it’s just me, but it does seem that we’ve entered a phase where a lot of people seem to take pride in walking on the dim side. It’s like,
“Hey, look at me! I’m cool! And I’m stupid, too!!!”. Wow, if you can climb that mountain, you’ve made it. You’re in, dude. I think it’s
common knowledge that our educational system has gone to hell. And it’s not just the US that’s dumbing down; it’s the whole damn world!
This seems like a good time for a prayer: God, please help us rebuild our educational system. Please give us back the ability to construct complete
sentences, free of grammatical errors. And most of all, God, please make an intelligence test a requirement to serve in Congress. Amen.
Don’t get me wrong here, I’m as stupid as the next guy
. The thing is, I’m not particularly proud of my “challenged side” and don’t
wear it as a badge of honor.
Now, I do realize that there are many forms and varieties of intelligence. Just like SaturnFX said, it’s a subjective thing. I know individuals with
advanced degrees who don’t have a lick of sense, but are highly tuned in to their particular niche. I’ve also known some people who did not have a
great formal education, but were highly logical and methodical in their problem solving skills. Some folks are just innately intelligent. The thing
is, it’s good that we’re not all intelligent in the same way. That would be so boring. God, what if everyone was a theoretical mathematician. What
a party that would be.
At any rate, so much for my rambling. I actually think we’re just going through a phase. Basically, the younger generation is just trying to piss us
off. You see, it’s their job
If humanity didn’t have these down times, then the Renaissance periods wouldn’t be nearly as cool.
PS: Don't tell anyone I said all this...