No, everyone is not smart. The ascendant and defining credo of our age is: "The less you know the smarter you are." Or the classic: "Ignorance is bliss."
The complete and utter incompetence of people in so-called professional occupations proves that most people are ignoramus drones lacking the ability to exercise some basic commonsense. Having to deal with two or three organization over the phone to get a simple problem corrected due to a computer glitch on their end, only to have them fuck it up further, is proof that people can only exercise intelligence if it doesn’t deviate from the programmed script on their screen – AHHHHH!!!!!:mad: As someone once said, the individual possess the ability for intelligence but as a group we are rather dumb.
7;4809452I have heard this one phrase from teachers and just about every counselor at my high school - "Everybody is smart." I have been stunned, many times, by this statement. I simply cannot help but feel a strong sense of error in such words. Lately, I have been thinking more about this. The question has been ringing inside my head, and now I am asking you. Is everybody smart?
There are a few things that must be considered. What exactly is your definition of "smart"? With this definition, can those suffering from mental retardation be considered smart? Or more drastically, a person that is currently in a vegetative state? If not, then does this mean that a person in a vegetative state can't actually be considered human?
The floor is open for discussion.
Everybody isn't "smart" in the sense that they don't all have the same amount of intelligence, but are they all capable? Yes. Being in high school I can testify to this. I myself found out that all it takes to do good in school is do homework. The reason teachers say the phrase is because one of the kids says "Well I'm just not smart" When you have a negative attitude like that, it completely destroys your confidence, and you do bad in school, everyone has the potential to do well in school, not necessarily get A's, but they are capable of passing. If they are trying their best and failing, then either they aren't really trying or the teacher is at fault.
It depends what you consider is being smart and what isn't smart.
Sedistix;4809594No, everyone is not smart. The ascendant and defining credo of our age is: "The less you know the smarter you are." Or the classic: "Ignorance is bliss."
You really have no idea how many destructive jokes that could be made out of that sentence, do you? But it's true.
I wouldn't say everyone is smart, no. Everyone has a level of intelligence though, however it differs from person to person, and occasionally you'll get someone who is born, and who'd be considered gifted. Math Specialists, Scienticts, etc. Some people have a gift for various things, others have nothing, or need to work very hard to get to the same place that others don't need to work hard to get too. Thats life, and it sucks, but not much we can do about it. :)
Everybody has their own skills and imperfections, but not everybody is "booksmart."
In my experience many people think they are smarter or dumber than they really are to some extent or another. I would say the former are more dangerous/annoying.
7;4809452I have heard this one phrase from teachers and just about every counselor at my high school - "Everybody is smart." I have been stunned, many times, by this statement. I simply cannot help but feel a strong sense of error in such words.
Everybody creates his/her own reality. Within this specific reality, he/she is smart.