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    If interests are subjective, then why look down on intellectual interests? Does it make sense?
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    who do you feel has been looking down on your intellectual interests?
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    You're obviously hanging around with the wrong people.
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    It's just what society says. which to me makes no sense. If all interests are relative, then nobody has the right to look down.
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    What kind of interests do you mean by that?
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    interests that don't meet the colloquial norm.
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    First I've heard of this.

    In fact most people seem to look up to it.
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    it's cos they're geeks innit.


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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    interests that don't meet the colloquial norm.
    Like?
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    what would one define as intellectual interests?
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    I had no idea they were looked down on.
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    Probably because intellectuals are usually associated with poor social skills and do not spend time on hobbies common to most people.
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    It's simply a sign of immaturity or it's the way you state your interests.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    If interests are subjective, then why look down on intellectual interests? Does it make sense?
    Possible reasons:
    1. Your social circle consists entirely of chavs
    2. Your supposed intellectual interests are confined to UFOlogy, crop circles, chemtrails, mind control conspiracies and the Martian Face.
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    It's not that everyone does look down on it, it's that you focus on the people who do. Or people say they look down on it because of peer pressure. The people that are wotrth your time will be ones who don't judge you for this.
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    They're shorter.
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    (Original post by Whitey=])
    It's not that everyone does look down on it, it's that you focus on the people who do. Or people say they look down on it because of peer pressure. The people that are wotrth your time will be ones who don't judge you for this.
    totally... :yep:
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    (Original post by Gardocki)
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    not anything common or shallow.
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    I think its more people look down on snobby people who think they're better than other people because they're "intellectual"
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    not anything common or shallow.
    You are a pseudo-intellectual douche bag rather than an intellectual.
    You are inarticulate and completely unable to provide any evidence of intellect.
    Your failure to capitalise correctly does not help either.
 
 
 
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