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    (Original post by aeterno)
    The main reason people would look down on those with intellectual interests would be because of jealousy.
    Much like why you look down on those with 'common and shallow' interests; your jealousy lies in being 'socially inept', for lack of a better term.

    However, considering you seem like the kind of person who likes to think he is 'intellectual' - it's not jealousy. It's just relatively normal to despise the arrogant.
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    Because people are generally ignorant with such ends, that or the social group you're used to is, however there are plenty of people who hold merit in intellectual pursuits and intellect itself.
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    Reading social science books is a weird interest to have to be fair. I'd say weird more than intellectual anyway.
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    (Original post by Gardocki)
    Reading social science books is a weird interest to have to be fair. I'd say weird more than intellectual anyway.
    and i am judgmental?
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    and i am judgmental?
    Everyone is judgmental. I'm sorry but even as someone who chose to study that reading those books and considering it an interest is bizzare.
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    Who do you consider so important to acknowledge/care about them looking down at your interests?
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    Of course everybody is judgmental. The double standard you (collectively) put forward just seems odd.
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    (Original post by theBOON)
    Who do you consider so important to acknowledge/care about them looking down at your interests?
    Nobody, since people have to earn admiration. Everything in life is earnt.
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    (Original post by Kreuzuerk)
    They're shorter.
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    (Original post by flugestuge)
    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.
    I learnt what douchebag means today....

    apparantly a douche is used for washing a vagina....so you are calling him as bag which washes a vagina....


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    Q: Why are people with rubbish interests looked down on?
    A: Because their interests are rubbish.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    It's common sense, by not worrying what other people do.
    How the hell is that common sense? What do you mean by healthy?

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    Nobody, since people have to earn admiration. Everything in life is earnt.
    Innocence is not earned, only lost.
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    Don't bother trying to debate with OP. Blatant personality disorder.
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    (Original post by fox_the_fix)
    I've never been looked down on.
    People just find it funny that I would sit on a bus reading Leviathan or some other abstract book :eek:

    However I never really talk about my schooling. If someone asks me what I study I usually just say drama/history/media or something of the sort as people look flabbergasted when I say 8 A levels lol.

    8 A Levels? :eek: In all seriousness; that's amazing. What subjects?
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    How the hell is that common sense? What do you mean by healthy?
    psychologically healthy.


    Innocence is not earned, only lost.
    According to whom?
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    (Original post by aeterno)
    The main reason people would look down on those with intellectual interests would be because of jealousy.
    Much like why you look down on those with 'common and shallow' interests; your jealousy lies in being 'socially inept', for lack of a better term.
    Common and shallow interests are not my thing, why is that wrong?
    However, considering you seem like the kind of person who likes to think he is 'intellectual' - it's not jealousy. It's just relatively normal to despise the arrogant.
    i am not jealous of anybody. Healthy people never are.
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    Depends what you mean by "intellectual interests", would be better if you rephrase the thread to "geeky interests", then I might know what you mean
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    (Original post by Retrospect)
    8 A Levels? :eek: In all seriousness; that's amazing. What subjects?
    I'm only doing 3 atm
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    psychologically healthy.
    So psychologically healthy people are psychopaths?

    According to whom?
    Common sense. (And because that is a ******* annoying justification, would you consider a baby as innocent or not?)
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    So psychologically healthy people are psychopaths?
    what is the connection to psychopaths?


    Common sense. (And because that is a ******* annoying justification, would you consider a baby as innocent or not?)
    A baby is innocent, yes.
 
 
 
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