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Do you think today's generation is losing its intelligence?
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Posted 2/20/08 , edited 2/20/08
this is eveident by the medias shown... movies... song writing... and this forums are also evidence of the young generations that they are losing intelligence...

i have noticed this for a long time... our generation compared to the past generations is definitely losing its intelligence on my opinion...

what do you think? have you noticed this too?


EDIT: i know the title is vague.... it can cover a lot of ideas and yes, it isnt specific...

because im asking you to JUSTIFY if todays generation really is losing intelligence... this does not only apply on the CR community... but the youth of today..

you need to Justify it..... it does NOT mean that today's generation is really becoming stupid....

i do hope i made this clear.
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Posted 2/20/08
i agree. when i went to high school i was shocked and appaled at how many could barely read. i blame rap and all the shitty realty tv now a days
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education has been last priority for most people now... media has shown that being intelligent isnt cool...

i cant blame children not studying because of this influence....
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i find it depressing myself. i was always that guy who was laughed at because i would read during class*instead of doing my work lol* i refused to hang out with most of the retards tho.
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Posted 2/20/08
It's probably all the technology nowadays.
Also pop idols such as Brittney Spears and Paris Hilton
influence young kids (especially girls) that being
unintelligent is trendy.
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i dont think tech has much to do with it actually*except cell phones*
but i agree with the fact that stupid people get rich by dint of sheer luck and sluttyness is true and wrong
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No, but i think they're losing much of their heights, looks and figures.
I'll have to agree on the part of this forum.
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I don't think it's that we're losing intelligence. Rather it's an apathetic view toward issues like politics, and the seemingly all-telling globalization has led us to actually see and compare 'other people' in the world. This when you think about compared to 10 years ago is something that was not around.

People of the past rarely get their ideas published, unless it's written into a book of some sort. Those with lesser education face the pressure of having to write well, and many just ditch the idea instead. Rather, internet and new media allows amateur writers to blog and air their views, there's also a sense of 'individuality' being cherished and asserted, which leads to 'i'll blog no matter what'.

Perhaps you can also argue the ease of handphones and smses, which created that handphone lingo thinger. In a bid to shorten phrases and get as much communicated across as possible - sentences and nuances are sacrificed.

Msgs gt short lik tis.

When put beside the publications of the past, it's natural that it seems like this gen is not smart. You have to explain more when you state your opinion like that. Specifically how does this lead you to think that way?

There's ALWAYS a 'greater than thou' mentality when it comes to forums. For that same 'individuality assertion' I've talked about, people almost always try to prove their 'intelligence' level at some point. That's why you have statements such as 'forum ppl r stupid.' What happened to good ol humility?

Why do you seek to prove yourself so much? The net is but an invisible and virtual community. People seek to be different.
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i have to disagree with you. i remember reading a while back that the average reading level among teenager in 60% of the world has dropped 40% and that in america, britain, france, and germany its much worse with average test scores dropping a little more every year.

and how are we trying to prove ourselves? were just having a conversation
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Posted 2/20/08
definitely no....evrythin depends on how they were brought up by their parents...
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Yup but the society now is being more good in developing and inventing things right? do you think if people from our generation doenst have the intelligences theres no technology as such things were using now computer,laptop,cellphone,ipods,zunes,printers etc. but I was sad that becase of those teens an childrens is not prioriting there studies too bad...
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Posted 2/20/08

BleuesterG wrote:

Yup but the society now is being more good in developing and inventing things right? do you think if people from our generation doenst have the intelligences theres no technology as such things were using now computer,laptop,cellphone,ipods,zunes,printers etc. but I was sad that becase of those teens an childrens is not prioriting there studies too bad...


i disagree we havent had many new invention in the last few years just tweaking of the old.
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I think that the discussion that'll come out of this will practically be the same as the one in this thread:

Is our acces to advanced technology making us lazy and dumb?
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-2320/Is-our-access-to-advanced-technology-making-us-lazy-and-dumb.html

I don't really know.. I think most people in my country nowadays live relatively wealthy lives. I don't know anyone who can't read, but that's because I'm on a school where most people can study above average level. But a lot of people don't care about education anymore, because a lot of people will get a good degree, which makes their diploma worth less. When you had that diploma 40 years ago, then you'd be sure you'd get a good job. But now a lot of people did a higher education than 40 years ago, so people aren't really motivated to study more.
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Posted 2/20/08

BOYVIRO666 wrote:


BleuesterG wrote:

Yup but the society now is being more good in developing and inventing things right? do you think if people from our generation doenst have the intelligences theres no technology as such things were using now computer,laptop,cellphone,ipods,zunes,printers etc. but I was sad that becase of those teens an childrens is not prioriting there studies too bad...


i disagree we havent had many new invention in the last few years just tweaking of the old.


I disagree also on your tought=]
You cannot totally notice them because they were to many inventions and people were only keeping thier eyes on those famous inventions and ignore others.
and the reason why I really disagree because of Science and the technology of Science now
I just found out on forums and news that scientist can change Female Bone Marrow to a Female Sperm Cells and about those Cloning reasearch and too many research that can Science succeed but they were not totally succeeding because during thier reasearchs Religious Persons/Community disagree about thier thoughts and would stop them from doing it because Religious Persons would think of them "Playing the role of God".
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Posted 2/20/08
ahh i had heard about that. you have a good point but those scientists are not todays youth. and anyway if you listen to religious people you are setting yourself up for doom
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