Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Why Most of Your Professors are Idiots
"The final price genuinely intelligent people will pay in college is dealing with those who aren’t. Specifically, “faux-intellectuals.” These are the idiots who aren’t intelligent, but since they’re on a college campus they desperately try to fake it. They fall into two general camps.
Like K-12 teachers, most professors are worthless, talentless hacks who couldn’t find jobs in the real world. They typically hail from enough parental money (or student debt) that they managed to get a doctorate or masters in their field. Unfortunately, most of the “faux-intelligent” professors majored in worthless subjects that required no intellectual rigor (the humanities, the liberal arts, etc.) so the only real place that will hire them is academia…to simply reteach what they learned 2-4 short years ago. This means you are guaranteed to run into them as you’re forced to take their meaningless and pointless classes in “14th Century Lesbian Pygmy Sculpture” or “Diversity and Ethno-Centrism Privileged Studies.”
The problem is, very much like your teachers being the “adult,” you will assume your professors are smarter than you because…well…they’re “professors.”
This is an excerpt from my upcoming book/essay "The Curse of the High IQ"
And yes, it is coming out that good.