reply to post by LesMisanthrope
Excellent additions to the thread!
reply to post by soficrow
Sofi, you have seen my many online personas adapt over the years. I'm a man who marks high in the sciences and mathematics, yet struggled with grammar
and staying on topic in essays. I spent a lot of time improving my verbal abilities. In the end, I learned that to best spread the message, and keep
, you have to base the sentence structure around the freshest cultural vibes being displayed.
That means a certain perception of "dumbing down" is necessary, from the minds of those who hold sentence structure, and grammar in such high regards.
That they may overlook the message because of the style, is their prerogative, and in my assessment well worth the spread amongst the common man.
You must speak to each man and woman on their level, and at best all at once. That means layering your speech patterns towards the whole crowd. This
is where the artists shine in the new medium's of information/idea exchange via social networks such as twitter, FB, and G+.
It's actually a ton of work to do it just right. You have to create impressions which integrate as you go. So what I'll say is there's a difference
between genuinely "dumbing down", and reaching a wide audience. From actually being dumb, and playing dumb. The individual who can speak the truth
while seeming like an idiot to the "educated" is actually brilliant, in my assessment. He knows his audience, and plays the role well.
I said probably 3 years ago on this site (under a now retired account), that it's quite difficult for two people with an IQ differential greater than
30 points to effectively communicate. It may be that many who are high brilliant, require a mere brilliant individual to get their message across.
Then from a brilliant individual, to a high average. The high average will be your artist who can speak to the common man. [keep in mind, I'm speaking
in terms of IQ, and it's just a rough generalization, don't take it too seriously]
So maybe you are playing your role, and it's up to others to "dumb it down"/spread it to a wider audience. Maybe this is happening, and you're simply
unaware of it.
I do think that there is an ebb in flow through evolution. That we swing towards one extreme, then another. I posit that we're naturally moving away
from the institutions understanding of intellect, to a more creative and raw approach that is inherently anti-institutional. People will judge this as
they will. In my view, it's just as it is.
Not sure how far off topic I am with this all. Just putting in my .02
Oh yea, I got a topic started which is somewhat related in my sig below.
~!~ * *↘* ↘* ** **↓* *↓* ↓* ** **↙*
edit on 18-2-2013 by nomnom because: (no reason given)