posted on Sep, 14 2012 @ 01:47 PM
It's totally out of context and not a legitimate study.
Although people like to claim the education levels are dismal, I generally like to go by the literacy rate to determine these things. And it appears
the literacy rate is 99%+ for the UK.
Most of the world falls under that literacy rate %, in comparison.
The reason I use the literacy rate as a criteria is because if they can read than they can be educated.
For example I know this one guy, I think he's like 17 or so years old. He seems like a very normal kid and seems really "slow" and "ignorant".
However, he wanted to know where I was the other day because he claimed "I always learn something new when that guy is around".
Goes to show you, judging someone like this reveals our own inner ignorance and prejudice. There I was thinking this kid was "slow", and it turns
out he has been thinking-listening the whole time. Thankfully I treat people as intelligent and talk to them in that manner as principle.
I also am convinced that if a person's brain works, they can learn anything and think of anything that I or anyone else can. It really boils down to
motivation. Most people are not motivated to learn new things and question their ideas and seek answers.
All we really gotta do is motivate people to realize that learning is beneficial and will raise their standards of living drastically. Think
constructively, help our fellow man reach new heights. Uplift our peoples from the depths of ignorance.
You wanna know what is really stupid? Refusing to use your own gifts or powers to improve the world around you for everyone across the board.
Knowledge isn't something you keep to yourself and brag about, using it to ridicule those who do not have it. It is meant to be shared and spread
freely in pursuit of improving everything.