stupid intelligent insane
March 31, 2013, 1:40 am
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Don-Quixote-32736_7The former is preferable without doubt, to be born stupid into an intelligent society, because you can become less stupid, and chances are you will if everyone around you is intelligent, and because you’re changing you, not someone else and not a system.

The latter option, to be born intelligent into an insane society – which one could argue many are living in today, I feel like I am – is more difficult.  You could try to find someone else to make a meet up or an aren’t we smart club with, but more than likely you will just go mad as you tilt at the windmill of the insanity around you.

I think insane societies are that way because somehow the majority has finally – usually after a generation and more of convincing – fully believed colossal lies about themselves and their lives.  They are so huge we call them orthodoxies; they are virtually impossible to dislodge.

A final note about the premise of the question:  are we born one way or the other?  More than likely we’re nurtured into ignorance or enlightenment.

Aldous Huxley asks:

“which is better – to be born stupid into an intelligent society or intelligent into an insane one?”

― Aldous HuxleyIsland

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