charlitos said There's a huge problem with general stupidity, the problem is that we asume our interests are the smartest choices.
In any population the average person is going to be average.
That means that in any population only a minority will have above-average abilities and tastes (however you define them).
Thus we find that only a minority are busy pursuing smart interests while the rest of us are here on this site reading guy-above-you threads.
Sorry but what exactly makes everyone average? Average on what? in taste? You could use the average term on fields like mathematics, physics, computer science, biology, literature, arts etc. Someone might have an average knowledge about x topic, that will be perfectly true still we ALL are average on so many things and we will be over the average only on a few things. However the term doesnt apply to "taste" or interests, you cant be called average because you like red instead of blue, you cant be called average because you find insects more interesting than architecture.
Finally, just because you find a certain piece of information interesting does not mean in any way that you will preffer this information over others, it just means you find it interesting, entertaining, refreshing or whatever works for the individual in question. If I want to create or reply to the guy above you threads this doesnt mean I havent contributted to the forum in any other way, this only means I find them entertaining and at the same time I still will continue posting on other threads I personally prefer over the guy above you threads. So, does that make me average to you? YOu seem to think so, but that's only your opinion and your opinion is totally subjective, hence it only works in your own brain and with your own set of rules(based on your personal preferences) which are also subjective. You, are average, and youre not better than anyone else because you happened to like something else, you should get your intrapersonal intelligence skills a little bit over the average.