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Patriarchal Society: Its Effects on People

When I began writing on Chronic Overthinking (then Chronic Overthoughts), I would have never seen myself taking up such a topic for discussion. After thinking a little too much coupled with a questionable amount of free time for someone my age, I decided to share my views on this 21st Century atrocity. Before I jump into the content, I must tell you I’ve personally experienced the effects of said society – which can either be a warning to the readers to expect some personal bias or back up the anecdotal value of this post. But it’s really your call.

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Why Do Extremely Smart People Come Off As Utterly Stupid?

I can’t speak for all people so I’ll only go on to present my opinions based on personal experiences here. It’s really hard to define ‘smart’. There’s a fixed threshold in the IQ spectrum to be called a ‘genius’ but that alone does not guarantee you are ‘smart’. Smart is a convolution between a high IQ, a distinctive personality and other traits that put that person above the average crowd. Someone genetically predisposed with a high IQ would need suitable traits to make the most of their brain power.

It would be unfair to expect everyone to be smart, but victimizing smart people due to a difference of opinion is certainly unacceptable.

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Sexism: A Two-Way Street That Can Sometimes Be ‘Seen’ Acceptable

Okay, such is a topic I’d hardly take up to discuss because of a couple reasons. One, I am not in the humanities and two, I just don’t have much time around people, in other words, I’m not a ‘people’ person. Tackling issues on such fronts usually present a challenge to me making me pretty evasive of them.

How does sexism present itself in society? Most people are used to vaguely generalizing that sexism is discrimination against women on their liberties/rights/equalities, but we must realize sexism can work either way i.e., it’s a two-way street. Let me try and define sexism with strict logic; Discrimination based on the grounds of sex. The keyword is ‘discrimination’, and it can mean anything. It doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, privileges are also a form of discrimination. Continue reading “Sexism: A Two-Way Street That Can Sometimes Be ‘Seen’ Acceptable”

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Why Girls Don’t Like Me

I’ve been doing some analysis into why they don’t and here I document what I think are likely explanations (or theories) for it.

Averages matter:

We have been hard-wired to find averages attractive/desirable. An average face, character or personality all contribute to the attractiveness factor. The less deviated you are from the parameters of the average population, the more likely people are to find you attractive and/or desirable.

Societal perception:

The way society (majority of the people in your environment) perceive you can largely affect your social standing. Popular kids in high school are likely to have more friends because people continually work to increase their standing in society and one way to do it is by associating themselves with people who stand higher than them. In popular culture, one way this could affect females is how they are viewed (respected) by their fellow peers. A female associating herself with a influential male is more likely to be invited to parties or in other words, have a higher standing in society.

Natural selection:

Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection has been widely accredited for a long time to explain how organisms evolve to procreate at optimal rates. To achieve this, an organism will seek to mate with the opposite sex that has desirable qualities – something which natural selection has iteratively narrowed down to. The organisms with these qualities of interest are statistically likely to be least deviated from average.

Overall game:

Attraction/seduction/courtship is an art. It isn’t merely logical and scientific – meaning there are inconsistencies among what it preaches and what goes behind making it reality. For example, attractiveness may be defined mathematically but who one might find attractive may come down to the individual’s stance on societal and demographical norms. The human race has evolved as one, with people inheriting and assimilating themselves with certain protocols as to how certain processes should be carried out through successive generations. It is what helps this race sustain on the planet.

That concludes my post. My next test is one on Psychology. It’s finals week. Should I ever run into something that hopefully relates to this post, I’ll always come back and update with whatever floats my boat.