Me and a close friend were talking about somethings... and then she asked this:
why is it that those who think are always shot down by there peers..?
So i thought for a bit... and this is what I thought on it.
The way I see it; in this world human emotions seem to be the controller instead of the mind, we as humans are often controlled by our morals or emotions, like me for example. When our emotions get the better of us we tend to do things most people are doing now. Or it could simply be a difference in priorities or thought process. Maybe it could be that, because mainly knowledge can be seen as a threat; as nowadays people who are smart are seen as deadly: look at the Holocaust; that is what a smart man with enough hatred can do. Maybe it's just people liking ignorance, or arrogance, or it's possibly a human make up some people don't have. There is this one black guy in my High School Reading Class; he is always making threats to "get off his back" whenever the class corrects him, and he always thinks he right.
It could be embarrassment, when I'm wrong, i hate to admit it, or even be pointed out on a mistake, or when a teacher decides to go against me for something i feel i have the proper rights for or am just picked out for the simplest thing, it offends me. Embarrassment can come from many things; including being outsmarted or being in the same room with someone who appears "smarter" than you. Honestly; I'd think of it as one person being angry or jealous at the other for having the same thing; only better. Like a girl with a flat chest being jealous of a girl with a huge chest who gets stalked by guys and is very popular.
Plus let's face it; to most guys a ditz, blonde, [woman who sleeps with multiple guys] , or otherwise, stupid/cute girls is ALWAYS popular. One of my friends (yes I'm pointing you out you know who you are) gets lots of comments, mainly because she's cute, and she doesn't display that much intelligence. (okay that's going a bit too far...) She also gets massive points for being able to sound super cute and sparkly, think of it as what most of the anti-Japanese culture fools of today call: Desu-Desu nonsense. Hana Minx gets TONS OF VIEWS AND FANS... and do you know why? not because of her Japanese knowledge, it's because of her MELONS, yes I said it; she has BIG BOOBS... they stick out like a black man in a crowd of Asians; you CAN'T ignore them, and I think she knows this specifically.
(Yes I am black so please don't go saying anything alright?)
What do you think?
Clarification: The question is asking why do you think those who show they are "smart" are always insulted or exiled.
(I keep forgetting this is AF, unique from the other web communities I've been in where they actually can read walls of text unlike other forums who always complain about them.)