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Are kids smarter than their parents?
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Having an education does mean you're smarter than someone that does not. That's a fair given.
Anyone can have an education. We can all go and read dozens of books and research on our own, or we can enter a learning institute and tackle the specific area we intend to gain knowledge upon. It's just convenient.

Your friend the millionaire did in fact have knowledge. Whether he went to college or educated himself through his own research, trial and error. I don't believe many people are born gifted with the knowledge of the world so we all go through education of some form to a certain point.

I pay the college for providing a learning center. I need that help help from my professors telling me where I've gone wrong and where can I improve. To have help from fellow students in work and research is a great thing. It beats being stuck alone not knowing if I'm reading the right material or if my paper makes any sense. I never once considered my money being used to buy education. Education is free, if it was education I wanted, I have my computer and local library.


I was defining education in terms of it's scholastic meaning - a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education, not the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.

Regardless, does having an education actually mean you are smarter? I disagree. I believe that it's what you do with your education or knowledge that makes you smarter.

It seems that most of the younger generation may have a degree or education or training from somewhere, but they can't seem to do anything "smart' with it.

For example, a math student working part time as a cashier to pay for school, who can't count back change because his cash register is broken and it calculates change.
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I think so, since kids are still studying while their parents are working.
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In certain areas, yes, (technology... )


But I think, generally , no..
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My mother is a tard. So yes.
Posted 12/16/09

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LilLaoWow wrote:
Having an education does mean you're smarter than someone that does not. That's a fair given.
Anyone can have an education. We can all go and read dozens of books and research on our own, or we can enter a learning institute and tackle the specific area we intend to gain knowledge upon. It's just convenient.

Your friend the millionaire did in fact have knowledge. Whether he went to college or educated himself through his own research, trial and error. I don't believe many people are born gifted with the knowledge of the world so we all go through education of some form to a certain point.

I pay the college for providing a learning center. I need that help help from my professors telling me where I've gone wrong and where can I improve. To have help from fellow students in work and research is a great thing. It beats being stuck alone not knowing if I'm reading the right material or if my paper makes any sense. I never once considered my money being used to buy education. Education is free, if it was education I wanted, I have my computer and local library.


I was defining education in terms of it's scholastic meaning - a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education, not the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.

Regardless, does having an education actually mean you are smarter? I disagree. I believe that it's what you do with your education or knowledge that makes you smarter.

It seems that most of the younger generation may have a degree or education or training from somewhere, but they can't seem to do anything "smart' with it.

For example, a math student working part time as a cashier to pay for school, who can't count back change because his cash register is broken and it calculates change.


As I said, Education isn't something you only gain from school. I know this is your opinion when you say that education doesn't make one smarter, but you wouldn't stick a caveman in a hospital and expect him to perform surgery. At the same time, I wouldn't be able to stick an accountant in a surgeons shoes and expect him to pull off an operation. Being in school, you learn the anatomy of the human body as well as being able to perform an operation in practice over time to near perfection. It's something you can't do in the comfort of your own home legally.

I wouldn't say being in school means you're smarter per se, but you're not going to gain knowledge just sitting there. being in an institute just makes it more convenient. I realize you don't need a college education to make money or do something with your life. I'm sure it didn't take a BA for someone to invent the wheel either. That was thousands of years ago so it wouldn't have even been possible. Just because the few exceptions are able to pull their wits together and invent something innovative, doesn't deem education obsolete.

Back when our parents(by some miracle) asked this question of their elders, people would speculate the same thing. They'd look at their drugged-up hippie friends and think "wow, you won't get anywhere in life" yet these are the parents who set the bar for us to surpass.

Kids will be kids. There will be an exception and some kid may end up inventing a new form of fuel or end up being a famous singer, but I still wouldn't go and assume kids are smarter than their parents or kids can't hold a candle to their elders. mid 20's is still pretty young, so when you go and think we're wasting our time not being able to accomplish anything, some of us are still learning. We've just haven't gotten our break yet.

There will always be those F'ups in life that don't get anywhere. There are people that cheat their way in college and that's most likely why they're winging it by in life. Though at the same time, there are people who have dropped out of High School that end up on the streets. I wouldn't go and say everyone that doesn't finish High School or obtain a degree is a failure at life because of a few bums.

Though generally speaking, as you were, those with an education perform better than those without one.
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I'm an intellectual badass compared to my father.
But I think he knows something that I don't. Hmmmm... Oh ya~ He knows how to drive manual and I don't. LOL. xD

And my mom...well, I think we're on the same level of smartness. x]
Except I'm still n00b at all that law shizz she's pro at since I'm still learning.
And all sciences... ._." She knows them all... I know nothing =.="
But I epically pwn her in accounting, arts and i.t. Yerrrrrr
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Do you think today's generation is losing its intelligence?
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-103609/do-you-think-todays-generation-is-losing-its-intelligence/?pg=0
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^ I'll pass this, maki. The contents might be similar but the two questions were asked from a different point of view. As long as there are intelligent answers, it's alright.

I have to admit that the kids are smarter than their parents today since I can find all kinds of examples around me. Like, my friends watch tv at home during exam period everyday even though their parents do not allow it. So their parents wanted to check if they really did what they were told, they feel the top of the tv everyday they get home, to feel if it is warm ( you know, it radiates heat if it is on).

Well, my friends actually put ice cubes wrapped in towel on top of the tv thrity minutes before their parents come back home. And they never suspect about it. Like, wtf.
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jaotsu wrote:

Are today's kids smarter than their parents?


THIS right here is the example of true defiance, foolishness, and arrogance.
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in schools today, teachers teaches us
things that was not taught to our parents back then...
so yes in some ways
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with the way things are now...i doubt it
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don't think so
i feel like generations are becoming less intelligent as we go
or at least around where i live
the kids a couple years younger just don't care about what's important anymore
they only care about shopping and clothes and material things
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In some regards yes and no. Nowadays, kids are expected to compete for every opportunity they can, so they are being taught more and more from an early age(think Asia). When I was in high school, a foreign language was not required. We only had to have two years of math and science as well. But now, you must take a foreign language and take four years of math and science just to graduate. Also, what I took for math my freshman year is now being taught in elementary school. When it comes to technology, the youth of today have to know what is going on or they'll be left behind as well. But the downside is that while there is more knowledge in their heads, common sense gets thrown out the window. Also, the youth have gotten incredibly lazy( reading some people's text messages makes me want to kill them!!!) and with the education budget getting cut everywhere in the states(Hawaii has it the worst), they are not learning how to use that knowledge correctly.
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Perhaps if they were uneducated, but they have more experience in life than us and they know more what good ..i think , but depends if the kids dont like 2 stuydy or somthing like that the parents will be smarter than them if the parents were educated ...( no one is stuped some people study hard & other dont want to )
Posted 12/17/09
in computers n stuff - I WIN
in school's lessons - I LOSE BIGTIME
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