Is being educated not cool?

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Cemetry
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March 1st, 2006 at 11:05am
Through the last months I gained the impression that it isn't cool to be well-educated. At least in Germany...

Whenever I talk to someone except my close friends I realize that using foreign words causes general incomprehension... And they don't think it's a bad sign that they don't have a clue of what's going on in the world ...

Is it no longer cool to be smart?
Biffy Clyro
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March 1st, 2006 at 11:06am
i dont really think this is suitable for here..
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March 1st, 2006 at 11:07am
Everyone calls smart people 'geeks' at my school. I get the piss taken for using long words at lot.

I don't mind...as long as my intelligence is at a satisfactory level for me, balls to what anyone else thinks of it.
Cemetry
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March 1st, 2006 at 11:09am
I don't care what the other's think about me ... but in Germany there's a lack of smart people you can actually talk with ...
Lucifers Angel
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March 1st, 2006 at 12:02pm
Bloodraine:
Everyone calls smart people 'geeks' at my school. I get the piss taken for using long words at lot.

I don't mind...as long as my intelligence is at a satisfactory level for me, balls to what anyone else thinks of it.


and i think you are very articulate and clever if that is un cool then go on being un cool.
Incubus
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March 1st, 2006 at 01:17pm
Was it ever cool to be smart?

But I don't think its necessarily un-cool to be smart, I think people just don't like others using word/ talking about things they don't understand. They think you're showing off in a "oh look at me I'm better than you" sort of way.
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March 1st, 2006 at 01:27pm
It never really was cool to be smart. There used to be people in my old school who admired me because I was 'clever' ... many people just thought I was a geek. It's pretty much an excuse to make dumb people feel better about themselves because some say geeks aren't very outgoing... they're pathetic and they don't have a life. That's not true... but if it makes people feel smug and happy about themselves... let them be. They're believing the wrong facts anyway.
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March 1st, 2006 at 01:30pm
well who cares if your cool
as long as your smart and get a good job thats all that matters Wink
well to me any Cool
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March 1st, 2006 at 01:32pm
......NERD!!!!!!!

School.....is WAY overrated.....

....shit at school.......save art, music and english.......

I'll give the SCIENCE freaks......a shout-out from LA......

..............who's a fucking thick-shit now hmmmmm???????

H-F-P-R
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March 1st, 2006 at 01:33pm
school is great well to me
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March 1st, 2006 at 01:36pm
Really? Oh.. good for you..

It's good that some people enjoy it..

But for me, eugghhh... I hate it so much. I feel so fucking small at school. People look down at me like I'm trash and teachers seem to enjoy slapping 'C' on my work so everyone can look, stare and think I'm dumb because of a fucking letter. I hate how one single fucking stupid letter is dictating my knowledge. They know fuck all.
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March 1st, 2006 at 01:37pm
well everyone does take the piss out of me at school
but hey i just have to live with it
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March 1st, 2006 at 01:40pm
*Blue Star*- eee:
Really? Oh.. good for you..

It's good that some people enjoy it..

But for me, eugghhh... I hate it so much. I feel so fucking small at school. People look down at me like I'm trash and teachers seem to enjoy slapping 'C' on my work so everyone can look, stare and think I'm dumb because of a fucking letter. I hate how one single fucking stupid letter is dictating my knowledge. They know fuck all.


Don't worry about that.......

.....NO AWARD for Geography!!!!!!!! haha

same for German.........math too......

'why should I learn Algebra??? I've no intention of ever going there!'

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March 1st, 2006 at 01:42pm
Eugh... I just feel like at school.. I'm living life (if I'm living it at all) behind a thick glass shield. No one knows how much I know, really..

They don't know how much I know about the world. They don't know how fucked up I am in my mind and at the same time, they don't realise I have my own opinions. Almost everyone shares the same one-sided opinion.

What do you think about death?
"Eughh! Only goths and stuff fink about deaff."

At first, I didn't care about this stuff. I still quite don't... but it disgusts me alot because I'm the one who's losing all the marks. School is a waste of my time. And I find homework pretty pointless... I wanna study the subjects I need and like.



Off topic... sorry..
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March 1st, 2006 at 03:14pm
Yes. It is most definatly.

People at my school, they seem to say "I'm thick!" with the utmost pride. O_O
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March 1st, 2006 at 03:39pm
I hate people who think being educated is un-cool.
Who defines cool anyway?
I like people who can hold a conversation without using mono-syllable answers.
Incubus
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March 1st, 2006 at 03:46pm
suzie_k:
I hate people who think being educated is un-cool.
Who defines cool anyway?
I like people who can hold a conversation without using mono-syllable answers.

Yeah I know, and I never EVER say "meh" when people ask me stuff...I swear Shifty
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March 1st, 2006 at 04:01pm
Incubus:
suzie_k:
I hate people who think being educated is un-cool.
Who defines cool anyway?
I like people who can hold a conversation without using mono-syllable answers.

Yeah I know, and I never EVER say "meh" when people ask me stuff...I swear Shifty


I have to admit at the moment I am using mono-syllables coz i lost my voice
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March 1st, 2006 at 05:03pm
How is this a serious topic? IS being intelligent cool? Seriously, you see all these people with dreams to do great things, but actually doing your math homework would result in being burned at the stake in the social chain, but who fucking cares? When your the person who finds the cure to the common cold or wins a nobel prize, they will be the one's waiting in the unemployment line.
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March 1st, 2006 at 05:05pm
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How is this a serious topic? IS being intelligent cool? Seriously, you see all these people with dreams to do great things, but actually doing your math homework would result in being burned at the stake in the social chain, but who fucking cares? When your the person who finds the sure to the common cold or wins a nobel prize, they will be the one's waiting in the unemployment line.


Not all topics in here have to be deadly deadly deadly serious you know.

What I think we should be talking about is WHY it's not cool...getting down to the nitty gritty. Think about the human pyschology...why people act like they do.
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