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Is lack of Global Awareness good?

Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 03:43:46 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqi0DwNLJdM&sns=fb

Many are quick to label this person "dumb." But what is she missing by not knowing what Europe is? She's richer than her naysayers (if wealth is the measure of her self-worth) and doesn't need to impress anyone with her knowledge of world affairs (isn't that what it boils down to?)

Is this an example of a "dumb" american? Or is ignorance bliss?

Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 04:04:58 AM
Retards are visibly 'happier' than non-retards.
They smile much more often, and there seems nothing fake about the smile.
The less you know, the happier you are.
For the super-intelligent, this can be a real challenge.

Personally, I go out of my way to know as little as possible of world-events.
Tough, with a computer :)

Phoenix

Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 04:27:27 AM
Retards are visibly 'happier' than non-retards.
They smile much more often, and there seems nothing fake about the smile.
The less you know, the happier you are.
For the super-intelligent, this can be a real challenge.

Personally, I go out of my way to know as little as possible of world-events.
Tough, with a computer :)


Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 04:39:50 AM
I like it. A quote, with no opinion to follow.
A waste of space, and bandwidth, but I have to say:
That's the spirit!


Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 09:38:57 PM
Well, I didn't watch the video, but if she really doesn't know what Europe is that's a bit much, but ultimately I agree that a certain lack of complete and total global awareness is good.  Essentially, you don't want to spread yourself too thin.  Baudrillard famously said information annihilates meaning.  The wider we cast our gaze, the more everything simply becomes information.

I love not knowing as much as knowing.  I love being a little bit "out of it."  I love telling people "I have no idea what the hell you're even talking about."  It's important to ignore things if you want to get your priorities straight.


Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 10:53:51 PM
Ambiguous.
Zero conveyed meaning.
"The sky is sometimes blue, but nothing is happening".


Phoenix

Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 11:30:35 PM
It's called a link, try clicking on it...

Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 11:42:45 PM
Your attempts at control are something to wonder at.

Phoenix

Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 11:48:43 PM
You do do a lot of wondering, don't you?

Now remember grasshopper, this is a test for your ego, it's good for you!

Re: Is lack of Global Awareness good?
April 07, 2012, 11:50:59 PM
i am aware of that.
Elementary stuff.