This leads us to an uneducated populace, able to force society into a corner with sheer numbers and prevent any ideas that cannot be reduced to a monosyllabic description so they can understand. If they can't see the benefit at a glance, they don't believe in it's value. And anyone who shuns the opportunity to gain better understanding is a truly worthless person, a willfully ignorant mouth breather. We can see the examples everywhere- look at the retail industry. Now all cash registers make change for you, leaving the cashier tasked only with counting paper money. I had one such interaction recently, where the register ran out of receipt paper and would not make automatic change. After 20 seconds of silence the cashier sheepishly asked me how much change I was owed. After making change she awkwardly laughed and said "I didn't know you needed a college degree to work here!". I smiled and left, but secretly thought to say "Actually, you need a college degree to NOT work here!". I find it is best not to kick someone when they are down. That is when they fight the hardest, like rabid badgers.
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|Mommy likes beer more than babies!|
At my job I find myself often surrounded by morons, and the evidence of it has built up over the years. Just last week I spoke with an employee that was lingering after hours, something very few people do. She explained that she couldn't find her car keys, and she was worried that when she went home for lunch she might have left them there. Let's think about that for a moment...Now some people can have a momentary lapse of reason, and eventually notice their error and have a self deprecating laugh about the mistake. But some go on oblivious, like the punchline of an untold joke. The sad thing is this: Only the ignorant are truly capable of happiness. The rest of us are too busy noticing that the world pretty much sucks.
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