To all global survivors of industrial *schools* who feel there is the propensity of people in the blogosphere/real world to put them down, or shun them because of having had no former education, and as a consequence are duly found wanting and boring by same. I have the following American expression to say to them before the arrival of 2012. [I don’t ordinarily like using the following phrase, as it is so hackneyed, however it has its appropriate place on this occasion.
You Are Awesome!
I hope this positive phrase does some piece of tiny justice on this occasion, which inevitably brings back a lot of painful memories of the past. We were put down in the past by a cold world, who thought we were not good enough to inhabit. So we are very easily triggered by the coldness of those who make sure not to rub up against us for fear of being too bored by our lack of intellectual mindsets.
I’m sure Maya Angelou would thoroughly agree with the following sentiment.
Phenomenal people are to be found throughout all walks of life. They can even be found in ever so small packages.
Some so-called intelligent people, it seems, appear to give rise to the illusion they’re the only ones who have the monopoly on words like intelligent and bright(s) etc. However, on a similar note. According to Mainstream Science on intelligence
…[A] very general mental capability that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience. It is not merely book learning, a narrow academic skill, or test-taking smarts. Rather, it reflects a broader and deeper capability for comprehending our surroundings—”catching on,” “making sense” of things, or “figuring out” what to do…
Countless intelligent people it seems have a lot of ‘catching up’ to do when it comes to ‘comprehending’ their ‘surroundings’. They need to fully take stock, and come to realise that the world does not evolve around them exclusively because they may so happen to stem from the ‘privileged’ classes. Well, it appears that way to me, judging from the exclusivity of their Facebook and Twitter followers, who are made up mostly of intellectuals. Survivors of industrial *schools* who may have difficulty verbalising themselves because they did not get educated in the past – so they won’t be seen to be follower material. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with wanting to talk intellectual shop and having impressionable followers whom they appear to admire, the real danger lies in the classicism and resentment they create.
Some intelligent people appear to pay only lip service to the vulnerable. Nevertheless when they’re confronted by the latter in the blogosphere the intelligent folk scarper for dear life. They appear by their behaviour to only want to communicate with their more educated peers. They’re so intelligent that humanitarian nature seems to get in the way. If only they could realise that the self-importance that they display is far from being intelligent on an emotional level.
Survivors, surely, won’t be put down by those who perceive that they’re more superior, if they continually keep hearing the words. You Are Awesome!
So spread the word all you awesome survivors out there, who feel that the blogosphere world tries to shut you up by merely using shunning techniques. You could teach them all a thing or two about the real world. To paraphrase a hackneyed cliche. “You’ve been there and worn the T-shirt” and survived, despite the lack of education and everything else that automatically flowed from being disadvantaged. So there!
The advantaged classes need to desperately get down from their ivory towers and join up with the awesome survivors of industrial *schools*, instead of perpetually trying to step over them and thus causing long term dissension. Afterall “making sense” of things, or “figuring out” what to do to overcome the lack of empathy, will only serve to better the behaviour that presently comes across as being so surrealistically supremely superior, which survivors of industrial *schools* seriously find abominably self-righteous and pompous to say the least.