posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:13 AM
This thread seems to me, to be about a bunch of "older" age people having fun at the expense of some of the "younger" generation. It satiates that
inherent desire for one to feel / consider themselves above another.
Could we look at it another way? These "imbeciles" are our collective children. If knowledge that the Titanic was real is of paramount importance to
the survival, wellbeing, and ability to conduct oneself in the world, to every "young" person today, why haven't WE the "older" people taught
I guess we are blaming it on a number of things, such as:
a) it was taught in every school on earth and they happened to be texting a mate and didn't notice;
b) when they saw the movie (knowing nothing about it beforehand) they should have gone out to google it to see if it was real. This means every movie
they see such "Harry Potter"; and,
c) they should have had their heads in books all the time and talked to their equally bookish friends and somehow found out about it.
If you look at the last item above, you'd have to be dreaming to think that a child of the modern age particularly without monetary and social
priveledges has the opportunity to develop their knowledge.
We, their collective parents, have allowed them to be bombarded by hours upon hours of inane television programmes that teach them nothing. It is OUR
We, their collective parents, have delegated the responsibility of their learning and their desire to learn to teachers and schools. It is OUR
What also saddens me about some of the subsequent comments, is the equating of intelligence to known information. I know countless people with copious
amounts of knowledge of this, that, and the other, but with no intelligence whatsovever. Just because you don't know something, does not always mean
you are not intelligent. It may mean you either have not had the opportunity to find the knowledge; or the knowledge has been hidden from you.
I genuinely feel sorry for the kids and youth of today. I grew up without any of the mindless distractions that they are bombarded with. We didn't
have a television in our home until I was 16 I think. We did however have the full compendium of Encyclopedia Britannica. Not that I made full use of
it but at least it was there.
They on the other hand, I feel, are on a hiding to nothing when judged by us who do not know their pressures and also leave them to it as adults. Hell
sometimes we are even so tired ourselves after a day's work that we feel compelled to leave them to devices (PSP, TV, internet, Facebook etc) rather
then spend time telling them what we know.
Oh God rant over! I really did not mean to write so much but I'm going to post it now that I've got so far!