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Why is everyone around me so stupid and uncultured?

it pains me that no one in my school knows anything about art, history or even simple geography. you see, for the longest time i suspected that people where unintelligent wear i lived but i never actually put this suspicion to the the test until yesterday. i made up a simple common facts test to see how dumb people Really where. i was surprised. no one got above a 30. some of the questions where. what year did the titanic sink? Europe is in what direction? name a author, just one? what year was did the civil war start? simple questions like that. everyone failed. i gave the test to over 60 people. why is everyone so stupid? do people read? how could anyone not know these simple facts. do you know anyone like this? how can people be so blind and just plain idiots?

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I doubt you're a teacher, considering you can't spell, use proper grammar, capitalization, or punctuation.

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I am actually a published author. I just dont bother too look at how to punctuate or capitalize on things like this. I do not not have the time for it.
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because they are around you

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lol
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I blame you. I would of done something like that on purpose to bug the crap out of someone. Y^Y

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I read but I don't know half of those. I'm in 8th grade and I personally think it's the teachers

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I am going to give you one basic truth about people. They love to point out the wrong in others while turning a blind eye to their own failings. This is what your peers are doing to you. This is what you're also doing to your peers.

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Well said.
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Umm that is not always true.
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That's not stupidity, that is a lack of education.

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Great answer!
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The whole country has taken a cultural fall

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That's how I feel. It means that they are stupid.

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So you made the test that everyone failed? Remember how you feel about STUPID people, and then become a teacher as your profession if you're so concerned about people's intelligence levels. Worry about yourself, and let others do what they do.

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Good answer, thumbs up.
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Btw, I changed my picture :-)
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I literally just read your answer too :) People are doing a lot of pic changin around here recently. King has found a way to high jack other people's pics and use them as his own!! He is real sneaky :)
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Lol. I saw that Former was using Mikes old picture there for a little bit.. I was so confused lol.
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I know!!! Now King has Dozy's pic for now!!
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That's funny. I wonder how they are getting other peoples pictures?
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Neighborlady said it best you do not know what you have not been taught.I hope you gave them the answers.:)

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Probably because you refer to yourself as "numskull"

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It's not stupidity.. They are ignorant, meaning that they just don't know those things. I'm sure that they have the potential to learn these things, therefore they're not stupid. Some people are just better in certain subjects. You should make a different test with different types of questions. You might get different results.

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Very diplomatic
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Lol, thanks
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Just one thing; make sure that you really know what you are talking about. If you are so smart, how come your writing looked so dumb. After a sentence is finished make sure to use CAPITAL LETTERS!! That way we can find the smart ones out there. And yes I do know all about history.

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I am actually a published author. I just dont bother too look at how to punctuate or capitalize on things like this. I do not not have the time for it.
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No, you are a published fibber. Four months ago, you asked "How do I become a published author?". You also asked how to pass driver's Ed. No time for punctuation? We aren't as dumb as the people who failed your personal i.q. test.
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I did pass driver Ed. Four mounths ago i wasn't a published author, now i am. I have a few short story's published in the local newspaper. that is published work. there for i am a published author. Its not much but its a start.
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Maybe everyone only acts like that around you so you don't feel left out.

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I agree with dkoda. Before you go calling other people stupid, proofread so you don't end up looking like an idiot.

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Ikr, how many spelling errors were in this persons question?
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I am actually a published author. I just dont bother too look at how to punctuate or capitalize on things like this. I do not not have the time for it.
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Suuuuure you are.
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ever herd of spell check? it makes all the difference.
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Hello Robert! How's tricks??
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It's been commonly argued that ignorance is bliss...so who are the stupid ones? The happy and uninformed, or the in-the-know hostiles? Perspective is perhaps the smartest choice...

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There are different kinds of intelligence. For instance, someone who is great with mechanical things and can take apart an engine and actually put it back together again maybe isn't going to be so great with history and geography. It's true in reverse; someone who will be a terrific history teacher may not have a clue about how to even change a flat tire.
Btw, you could use some help yourself on spelling and grammar, not to mention the capitalization that dkoda12 pointed out. So maybe you might want to think about the expression about people who live in glass houses.

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Wow

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I agree!
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You obviously made this so called test, so you would feel superior. Then, you could tell other people about how much smarter you are to them. Do everyone a favor. Grow up!

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If that was my plain i would have made the questions a lot harder, trust me!
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Yeah, sure
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See many people are stupid and many more are crippled by the mandatory fascist dictatorship propaganda machine aka the public "school" system. But hey what can you expect from the sheeple?

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Yeah...

A little bigheaded mm?...

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Your grammar is horrible, and in your second sentence you used the word "wear", but you should have used the word "where" instead. You are apparently as dumb as the people you hang around.

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you apparently have a lot of time to analyze things. what you just said is not relative to the question i asked. yes i am not the best at grammar; that doesn't mean i am dumb. I have actually written several articles in news papers and magazines. i just dont spend the time online trying to correct every single writing error i make. i do not have the time for such things. now if i was actually writing for a publisher; i would make sure everything was done correctly, but online it doesn't matter.
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I agree. I'm not one to think that I'm so smart and have all the answers. However, I would like to think that I have common knowledge along with some formal education,and that I know the things I should know (things that are relevent to me). Perhaps a more defining test might be a test of current events. Because most people have a short attention span shorten the test to say 25 questions and have the questions pertain to things that occurred in their lifetime. Also have a friend or maybe someone come up with another I.Q. test and you take it, see how well you do. Get back to us we'd like to know how well you did! But for the most part I do think most people think they're a lot smarter then they really are.
jugornot I'm sure you'll correct my grammar and spelling!

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the test i gave was only ten questions long. I actually administered 3 different tests in the course of 3 days. each day there where ten knew questions and each day the questions got easier. the highest score over all was a 60 on the last one. most people couldn't tell me where the Pacific ocean was. i am not talking dumb people hear. i am talking Dumb!!!!!!!!!!!!! people!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm just wondering how old are they and what general region do you live in?
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i tested people of all age groups. from teens to people in there 60s. i am surrounded by idiots.
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