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feathered femme fatale
Monday, 10 November 2003
Conformity Bites

A girl who's been rather friendly to me has told me today that I'll never fit in with anyone. It's a rather long story...

In psychology today, we were discussing human habit to make biased judgements. Professor Doan said that we have that habit because of its ecological validity. For example, if a green berry makes you sick, you then assume all green berries will make you sick in order to keep yourself alive. It's kind of like a survival instinct.

I then pointed out that such a habit it not truly needed for our modern society. I stated that we humans are not physically or mentally compatible for our modern society. When asked to explain this, I said, for example, that in the days of our nomad ancestors, we depended on fats and sweets to keep us fat and full during the harsh winters. We still have the inherent favor to eat sweets and fats, only our modern conveniences make it so that we can live in comfort all year round, plus we have an overabundunce of fats and sweets. That explains why 90% of the population is overweight.

I saw many people laughing as I tried to explain this. The girl sitting next to me told me that they were either shocked, surprised, or resentful because most things said in that class were irrelevant or unimportant, and I suddenly state something that actually correlates to the lesson. One of the students then asked a question related to my statement without really thinking about what I had said. Professor Doan then went completely off-track from the lesson to explain mental disorders that cause people to eat certain amounts - he did not make any sense of my correlation. The girl next to me then stated that he was trying to appeal to public opinion, because he's idiotic, and idiots do not admit what they do not know.

I had told her that I had often been laughed at for my intelligence before. It was then she told me I'd never be accepted by others. I told her that I wouldn't give up trying. I have always wanted to be accepted. But then she pointed out, "You've been trying so long already... I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but you're never going to fit in."

Maybe she's right. I have been shunned by my peers and authority alike for being different. It will most likely never end.

Ye gods, I sound like freakin' Strong Sad.

Which reminds me... I have been on a major Homestar Runner kick recently. To the point of where I'll probably be sent to Hell. *giggles*

I haven't really been mindful of Flapping Terror recently. I'll update eventually, probably after next week.


Posted by doubleoduck at 7:41 PM EST
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Monday, 10 November 2003 - 8:09 PM EST

Name: Samalander
Home Page: http://leviathan.nerdnet.org

I think, and this is only my opinion as another intelligent person, that you should have punched that bitch in the face. Sometimes it just takes a little while to find your niche-- that doesn't mean that you'll never fit in. I suggest going to Washington state; there seems to be an unusually large number of smart people there.
Now to be jealous because you sound smarter than me, which is, admittedly, relatively easy to do, but...
*envy envy envy*

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