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Originally posted by RSF77
reply to post by Cataclysm
It seems odd that "perceived ability" is such a straight and defined line. I was thinking they asked the subjects how well they thought they did, if so that's some coincidence. You would figure there would be some variation.
Originally posted by TKDRL
IMO news.yahoo.com should legally have to be renamed to blogs.yahoo.com, as that is what their news consists of.
Along the same lines, people who aren't talented in a given area tend not to be able to recognize the talents or good ideas of others, from co-workers to politicians. This may impede the democratic process, which relies on citizens having the capacity to identify and support the best candidate or policy.
Almost everyone thinks they did better than average. "For people at the bottom who are really doing badly — those in the bottom 10th or 15th percentile — they think their work falls in the 60th or 55th percentile, so, above average,"
Originally posted by Dontshootthemessanger
I think it's just another arrow to use in the "conspiracy theorists are craaaazy" quiver. If they can't prove the point wrong, then they will go after the credibility of the person making the point.
The media (among others) is trying to make us embarrassed of our oh-so-stupid thoughts. And if we aren't and still share them, they rely on the group to shame us instead. It's a way to dampen, if not shut down altogether, our critical thinking, and still the dissonance.
Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by Maxmars
At least I know they aren't talking about me!
Originally posted by Maxmars
(visit the link for the full news article)
A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it. Similarly, unfunny people don't have a good enough sense of humor to tell.
This disconnect may be responsible for many of society's problems.
Related News Links:
www.lifeslittlemysteries.comedit on 28-2-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)edit on 28-2-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by pilot70
reply to post by Maxmars
give people an IQ test and see them with a low score and they will at once start talking about different kinds of IQ etc etc ....
Originally posted by Thought Provoker
reply to post by TKDRL
I must admit to being entirely ignorant about sports. But I don't care that I am. Sports have several purposes:
The more we hate each other, the easier we are to control as a society. That's why sports - the idea of how important competing and winning are, rather - are beaten into kids' heads as early as possible. And if you suck at sports, everyone makes you feel inadequate, incompetent, and idiotic (sound familiar?). Organized sports are no less a control mechanism than organized religion, and no less destructive. They further enslave us all. Just boycott 'em. Your kids will be much better off. I mean, think about it, and be honest with yourself: what do you get out of watching a football game? Really?
- Making the various owners of various teams and some of the players ridiculously wealthy by convincing us to transfer our wealth to them.
- Dividing us even further along entirely-imaginary boundaries (like making Longhorns hate Aggies).
- Wasting our time.
- Inculcating the idea of "Win at all costs!" into people. You must crush anyone who disagrees with you; compromise is for wimps.edit on 2/28/2012 by Thought Provoker because: Me?? A misspelling?? I'm only having half a pot of coffee tomorrow.