I know tonnes of 'smart' people who look down on others, won't be friends with them, won't associate with them.
How come no one calls them out on their bullshit?
Most Helpful Guy
That's not "discriminating". What you mean is being elitist. Those two are not the same thing.
And yes, I admit I can be elitist at times and I don't feel bad about it. I'm proud of what I've achieved with my intelligence and - more importantly - with my hard work. For example in my country, we have an educational system that only allows the top 15%-20% of all students to go to university and get an academic degree. Contrary to other countries such as Germany, England or the US, an academic degree (such a bachelor's degree) is not something any idiot can get. It's something you have to work very hard for (and also be somewhat intelligent). Because only the best students can attend University, academic courses and majors are also harder than at many foreign universities (maybe comparable to the very good universities in the US for example). I'm not embarrassed to admit that I've worked very hard throughout my childhood and teens to make it among the few ones who can attend university. And I'm also proud that I've made it despite having a physical disability that makes being a student much tougher. I am elitist in the sense that I sometimes look down on people who are lazy and don't achieve anything. However, that doesn't mean I look down on all non-university students. For example if somebody is a passionate car mechanic and he knows everything about his subject that he can possibly know, I have great respect for that person. But I do look down on people who just care for shallow bullshit like social media and fashion and gossip. And I also look down on students from other countries who think they've been really diligent because they got a bachelor's degree when in reality, in my country, they wouldn't even have made it to University (of course there are also very smart and hard-working Uni students in other countries! I just don't like the fact that in other countries, any idiot can go to college). I also find it a little poor that in countries like England or the US, you only need a BA and that's enough to get a job. In my country, that's considered only half of the education. I find it a bit silly to think that anyone who's got a BA is actually ready for his field. With a BA, you have a good foundation of knowledge but it's not actually enough to be an expert in your field. In my country, university students have to get at least a Master's degree. Many of my high school teachers actually had PhDs. No employer here would even consider taking you with a0
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Most Helpful Girl
There are diff kinds of smart people that are arrogant and some that are nice if they see you being determined, they wouldn't look down on you...1