We May Be Getting Dumber Much Faster Than We Think

We May Be Getting Dumber Much Faster Than We Think.

Yeah?..  And?..

The link above will take you to the post at Big Think.

Big Think is a think tank.  It would seem they’re betting that the premise of this article is true.  I am not quite prepared to throw in the towel so easily.  It’s one of the reasons why I’ve started this blog.

In my humble opinion, self-expression is a by product of intellect.

I originally resisted blogging because I imagined people like Matt Drudge were typical of the phenomenon.  Or the stereotypical “thought leaders” anointed by American west coast talent zookeepers like LinkedIn.  

But as I have been “liked” and “followed” by people online, I have noticed a trend: the Matt Drudge types seem to be in the minority, and as I read more and more, I am struck by the tremendous amount of genuine creativity and thinking that is taking place in this online society.

That’s not to say that you can’t find some folks who make you wonder.  

But it is quickly apparent there are people speaking, writing and posting here because they are not getting the kind of material, the kind of “thought commodity,” that they want in the mainstream, so they’ve come here to generate and offer some of it to each other.

Are there exceptions?  Of course there are.  There always have been.  There always will be.  

Nevertheless, the article has its merits, if only to kick start a little more of that precious “thought commodity.”

Incidentally, just in case no one else has laid claim to it, I hereby claim the phrase “thought commodity” as my own original creation.  You’re all witnesses.  It’s just the kind of high-falutin’ phrase the thought leaders on LinkedIn would embrace.  

After all, anybody can offer the product of their thoughts, their thinking, to you.

But only I, gentle reader, have distilled the ambrosia of my thoughts into the rarefied and exalted form of, of … “thought commodity.”

Or, as it may eventually be texted back and forth among the intellectual glitterati, “TC.”

Man, I’m good!…

Just not good and stupid.


About jaypochapin

Married adult human male, father, brother, son, writer, voiceover actor and humorist. Frequently funny, sometimes snarky, occasionally profound. Beatles, Stones, Who, Python, Firesign Theatre, Shakespeare, Bogart/Bacall, Marx Brothers, Alice Cooper and more besides. Have worked as many things: traffic reporter, disc jockey, newscaster, interviewer, producer, copywriter, voice over talent, teacher, emcee, housekeeper, janitor, uniformed security officer, bagel baker's assistant and more, but don't let the uniform fool you, baby! I ... AM ... THE WRITER!

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