smart, are just comically bad at this. But I think the situation with white is much the same as the situation with American it can either mean what it says, or be a code word for the Red Tribe. And yet intelligence and wisdom do seem related. I suspect almost every successful startup has. I never meet them. Do they mean every one of the 59 of Americans from every walk of life who are known to play video or computer games occasionally? And yet, even though I probably know about a hundred fifty people, I am pretty confident that not one of them is creationist. Traditionally the student is the audience, not the teacher; the student's job is not to invent, but to absorb some prescribed body of material. Here is a popular piece published on a major media site called America: A Big, Fat, Stupid Nation. A physicist friend recently told me half his department was on Prozac. Suddenly firing him doesnt seem very noble.
A Modest Proposal - Wikipedia Hackers and Painters - Paul Graham
Another: America: A Bunch Of Spoiled, Whiny Brats. That's how the two are related: they're the two different senses in which the same curve can be high. We started by asking: millions of people are conspicuously praising every outgroup they can think of, while conspicuously condemning their own in-group. Whereas wisdom comes through humility, it may actually help, in cultivating intelligence, to have a mistakenly high opinion of your abilities, because that encourages you to keep working. If you feel exhausted, it's not necessarily because there's something wrong with you. Try to keep this off Reddit and other similar sorts of things. Thats half the country. Number one, research must be original- and as anyone who has written a PhD dissertation knows, the way to be sure that you're exploring virgin territory is to to stake out a piece of ground that no one wants. And in any case, it doesn't really fool the kids, not the smart ones. So were some other people outside the mainstream who became famous precisely by criticizing majority society.