All people are inherently self-centered. This is a truism that people apply easily to others but really can’t apply to themselves without constant work. What makes this even harder for some is when they count themselves among a group of people who see themselves as perpetually wronged. Today we are going to talk about just such a group, nerds. Yeah the free ride is over nerds. I’m calling you on your bull and I took AP classes like a Klansman who once dated a black girl I’m one of you so don’t even try to say I’m just picking on you, I’m not trying to hear it. Nerds are people who are constantly portrayed as sexless losers who are constantly picked on in high school. What makes this a problem is that as nerds grow up they gain a ton of privilege but never shed the mindset that they are perpetually under-appreciated. This leads to all kinds of self-centered behavior that basically boils down to being one of the worst kinds of asshole. The one who blames their on everyone else. Read the rest of this entry »
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Ah, but no editor wants columns that make obvious points! This is the paradox of the opinion industry: If it sounds stupid, it leads. If it’s counterintuitive, it’s surely because the columnist has found a fresh angle on a mundane problem, and this angle will produce insights. Data is unexciting, especially if it’s the same data everyone else has. Discussions of fantasy scenarios that could prove your theories right? Exciting! – David Weigel
David Weigel gives the perfect diagnoses of our National Discourse at the moment that also sheds light to a development to our American character that aided by our new Twitter culture. With so much information and new ideas literally at our fingertips we are losing our ability to distinguish quality for novelty. This is how you end up in a world in which a serious presidential contender and her daughter are on reality t.v. shows. I’m not saying the new rules aptly described by David Weigel will doom our nation but there needs to be a conscious and collective effort to bring substance back to the forefront in America, at least in the matters that govern us otherwise we may very well be tweeting our way to a worse for wear world.