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Why does American culture and society place a very high premium on being liked, especially


being popular over intellectual attributes? Why is anti-intellectualism rampant in American culture and society? What makes being popular & likable the be and end all in American culture and society?

 

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    dashingscorpio 21 months ago

    Unfortunately our wealth and success is primarily based upon how well we interact with others for the most part. Having the "right people" like you makes all the difference in the world. Most of us hate campaigning/networking for "backers".

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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 21 months ago

    This IS so true. I found THAT out VERY EARLY in my working career. If there was merit, I would have BEEN ON TOP very early in my career. Oh no, dolts who were likable & kissed up were promoted VERY QUICKLY!!!


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    dashingscorpio 21 months ago

    While I don't completely agree with the "anti-intellectual culture" concept I must admit in the U.S. there has always been a battle between "Cool" VS "Nerd". We're living in a time where being "hip" "cool" "trendy" and popular is very important

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