Why is being highly intelligent looked down upon in American culture?
Why? In asian cultures and indian cultures, it is highly respected and aspired to. In American culture, the more stupid you are, the cooler you are
- 1 month ago
I think in America or any other country in the world, high intelligence is respected and aspired. I think in your second point, it depends on the individual and group. It's more specific than broad perspective. I hope this helps.
- BoboLv 72 months ago
It's an emotional response--envy. Society is made up of people who "think" with emotion rather than objective reasoning. Collective praise for mediocrity permeates throughout society in order to help people not "feel" bad about themselves. Individual character traits that should be emulated (intelligence, honesty, responsibility, integrity, self-control, etc.) are panned because many people refuse to make the effort--they rely on emotion to guide their daily lives and muddle away in their base instincts.
- darkvelvetrainLv 72 months ago
Knowledge is power. Many people in the United States have a distrust and contempt for those with power.
- Anonymous2 months ago
For the same reason being a certain race is better in America. It is called “group think”
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- PearlLv 72 months ago
maybe people are jealous of them
- MarkLv 72 months ago
It's really not. Why do you think it is?