So I was thinking the other day and I came to a conclusion.
But first I’ll mention what I was thinking about: I see people in their thirties, fourties, etc. Older than me at any rate, and I speak to them, and they’re less intelligent than me, they know less than me, and I don’t feel I’m exceptionally intelligent.
And I just sit there and go… Wait what? How does that even work? I’m always reading, learning, researching new things, etc. I’m always improving skills, working on projects, etc. How can people waste their lives, being content with what they’re given?
I realised that people have never been taught to think for themselves, or had it beaten out of them by society or authoritative figures. The majority of people grow up, go to school, maybe do higher education, get a job, get married, have kids, work for their life and then retire. The end. In their free time they might go on the internet, read fanfiction, watch TV, waste their lives on social networking websites… Maybe go out with friends and kill some brain cells with mind-altering substances like alcohol or harder drugs.
And this is literally their entire life. How do people become so grey? Why don’t people take the initiative and go “I want to learn this. I will learn it now. Okay now I have learned it.” They just… don’t.
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