reply to post by pc is here
Rubbish! People are only as "smart" as they allow themselves to be. I read, a LOT, which allows me to learn about the world around me. It gives me a
good base from which to draw conclusions about life, people, and so on.
Reading many different things, from as many points of view as possible gives a balanced perspective and allows you to draw reasonable conclusions
based not just on what you have read, but from your own personal experiences too....
A school I once worked at taught its children to get their information from the internet in order to complete projects. The children were tasked with
using Google (they were not told that there are other more appropriate search engines out there), and then to use wikipedia to get information...
Almost as if Wiki is the only encyclopaedia or source of information on the planet.
Not only are the children being taught to be lazy (and thus STOOOPID), the teachers in the classrooms are being lazy, and trained in the art of being
lazy - either that or they are too busy trying to fulfil their target grade requirements.
My mother was told, a long time ago, by our doctor that my younger brother was unlikely to ever achieve anything as he is medically STOOOPID. Yet, he
is one of the most intelligent people I know. Why? He reads. He learns, and does not stop learning new things. His mind is always active. His passion
is World War II. There is not a thing about the causes, actions, events and so on about that time in history that he does not know. He uses that
knowledge to relate to current events. It gives him a keen mind. It also means he is not STOOOPID. I never see him watching television, but always
reading a book or an article on the web.
My hat goes off to him because he is supposed to be "challenged" but he never gives up, and fights to be brainy like the rest of us...
It seems to me that people are being taught to be simple mindless automatons. That way, when the death squads start to round people up, no one will
question, or resist. They will all be too STOOOOPID!