Smart People Behavior Captured In The Field
July 30, 2011 1 Comment
This video has made the rounds already, so chances are it is not new to you:
This is a very valuable social document to file under Smart People Behavior. Smart-People anthropologists will be studying it for years to come.
As the video illustrates, this woman, a Smart Person, believes there is a clear link between
a) how “educated” (i.e., Smart) she is, and
b) how she may behave and comport herself in public.
Most Smart People believe this deep down, but conceal the attitude more successfully. Like a rare tropical bird’s mating ritual, it is quite rare indeed to capture the attitude demonstrated openly on film.
This video is a tremendous achievement; we in the Smart People Anthropology community need to keep this momentum going. To build on and delve into this subculture further, I humbly suggest a Jane Goodall-style immersion research project, some courageous researcher goes into the ‘wild’ to live amongst Smart People as one of their for years, perhaps decades, collects what data he/she can, and then reports back his/her findings. I’d volunteer for the task myself, but I’d probably have a hard time enduring it. In fact I think I’d rather go live among a bunch of apes or something.