Do MOST PEOPLE operate from a low intellectual mindset? Are MOST PEOPLE intellectually obtuse?
Why? Why not?
Ofcourse my friend. First of all thanks for such an 'intellectual' question. I completely agree to the opinion that most of the people are intellectually obtuse. Unfortunately we live in a foolish world where intellectuals are often ridiculed and treated as totally insane. Individuals even fail to recognize what is right and what is wrong. They dont even know who should be praised and who should be rejected. I feel myself an alien here. Firstly let the world makes it sure that man, as a social being has the right to disagree. Atleast in the coming future, let us hope for a society which accepts different people.Because, only different people can make a difference.
Only in Lake Woebegon are all the children above average.
Half the population is by definition below average.
And our current culture is aggressively egalitarian to the point it is for the lowest common denominator. Example - The Learning Channel /TLC moving from science shows to child beauty pageant reality TV. And unlike "I Love Lucy", there is no standard to keep out the raunchy, the sex, the violence. So culture is dumbing down and pulls many down with it, regardless of IQ. When there are no moral absolutes, art degrades to shock value which goes ever further to the extremes, and novelty trumps the enlightened classics.
The interjection of left wing politics into every subject doesn't help, like when they say don't teach Shakespeare or Greek logic because those are dead white men; others say don't teach science because other ethnic groups don't think rationally but "holistically".
I don't think we're down to "let's put crystal healing in chemistry class", but geology journals saying glacier research is sexist and rambling contradictory TED talks on "Islam is wonderful, ask my mother who has to wear a hijab" says we're close.
It's hard to know because lots of people are just plain lazy!
They're always looking for the easy way or short cut that doesn't require a lot of thought. It doesn't mean they don't have the intellect they're simply unmotivated.
Our society uses standardized tests to measure intelligence but we have no way of knowing if the person taking the test even bothered to read the questions before marking A, B, C, D, or E as the answer! A false assumption is everyone is doing (their best)!
In the eyes of some it's better to be seen as "cool" than smart! Others place a higher value on physical beauty and personality.
If a subject isn't "fun" or doesn't come easy to some people they'll just "zone out" without putting in any effort.
They're not interested and they don't care!
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