Yes.. Why?? The dummying down of America.. They want to be cute, they want to fit in, they don't want to be ridiculed.. Too many reasons to name.. The promising thing is.. They'll do it less and less as they get older..
I have no idea what you're talking about. I don't know anybody like that. I guess what I'm trying to say is the way society works is everybody is trying to get ahead, trying to achieve, trying to do their best. I think it's called the real world.
Brainiacs are hardly ever the popular kids at school. It is a reflection of the profound anti-intellectual bias that permeates the culture. While a great deal of lip service is paid to the idea of intelligence, overt displays of it are as likely to be punished as rewarded. And not without reason - the less intelligent are routinely taken advantage of by the more intelligent. Thus, the obviously intelligent are often regarded with suspicion and resentment.
Ignorance is bliss. When's the last time you needed help with something and thought to call the dumbest person you know to help you? If you play dumb, no one will ever ask u for anything. I get asked to do a lot at my work, I work at the busiest times of the month. The dumbest, laziest person? They get all the easy shifts, with the most mundane tasks. That's my opinion