“Death is the last enemy: once we’ve got past that I think everything will be alright” – Alice Thomas Ellis

death_anxiety Don’t worry, it will be all right… Most people want to feel smart. Or at least, not dumb. This is a problem as stupidity, like most human characteristics, is no doubt normally distributed in the population. I checked on this. As it turns out, human intelligence more or less follows the infamous “Bell Curve”, but tends to be a little fatter on the ends i.e. concentrations at the extreme ends of curious aggregates of monumental geniuses and drooling idiots. Feel free to interject here about the different kinds of intelligence if that’s how you roll. I’ll cover my ears. It’s not that you don’t have a point, it’s just that it sounds an awful lot like an excuse for poor test performance. Not that modern testing has all that much…

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