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reply to post by jhn7537
I feel the same way. Today our kids role models are basketball and football stars and celebrities instead of a scientist or a teacher. That's why majority of Americans are dumb, they look up to people who will never help them in real life whatsoever. What does a NBA star have to offer me, a jumpshot? Atleast a teacher could teach me something useful.
reply to post by OrphanApology
Yes. That's right.
"Be intelligent. This way, you can have all the sex you desire."
Man. There are so many things wrong with that post. I would hazard a guess that you believe that IQ tests are a real indicator of how intelligent a person is. The truth is... everybody IS intelligent. Some in ways different than others. Scientists are generally considered intelligent, but, hey, let me be the first to break the bad news to you. There are some STUPID scientists. Just because an institution awards you a diploma, a degree, a certificate or even a doctorate does NOT mean you are intelligent. I know. But they are SCIENTISTS you argue. Yes, and they are supposedly looking for the truth as well...
Basketball players all of a sudden are brought into the picture. They are 'dumb' in your eyes? Because they are not intelligent in the way you imagine intelligence? But I bet they have a better understanding of the physics of a bouncing basketball compared to the most intelligent of physicists.
And for the record, aspiring to be intelligent in order to have sex is &%#*ing stupid beyond belief.
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Yeah I've always noticed that.
Just look at the heroes in movies. Smart and non-violent men are depicted as not getting the best girls and being fumbling wimpy weirdos desperately trying to keep up with the main hero.
The reality is that being intelligent and having a good job gets you whatever chick you want.
It has to be some widespread attempt to ensure that future generations are dumb as #.
Being non-violent and well read is frowned upon in American society.