Pretty much everyone has one friend who is incredibly smart and one friend who is not. In general, the not so smart one is the more attractive friend. No one likes a person who is both smart and attractive. You have to be one or the other—otherwise, it isn’t fair. Perfect people are truly irritating.
Most people prefer to spend time with people who are not brilliant. Brilliant people just make you feel like a regular person. You also don’t want to spend time with such people. The conversations generally aren’t so good.
Here are twelve examples of people who are either geniuses either not.
1. The Guy In the Shower
Frankly, I’m not sure if this guy is a genius or not. On the one hand, I am assuming that whole scene there wasn’t intentional.
On the other hand, this situation also looks like a whole lot of fun! I wouldn’t mind being in a shower full of bubbles. That seems like a blast! The guy in the shower doesn’t seem miserable, so he must be enjoying himself.
I worry about flooding issues, though. I know from personal experience that water damage can cost a small fortune. Also, a lot of insurance companies don’t cover it. My washer once created a flooding issue, and then there were mold issues. It was quite the miserable experience.
2. The Parent and the Kids
This person probably has a very good point, so I will consider this parent a genius. I don’t have children myself, but I have heard how expensive they can be. It apparently costs over $200,000 to raise a child in the United States, and that doesn’t include the cost of private schools and sending them to a proper university. Sending your kid to college can easily cost over $100,000. I can’t imagine what it will cost in 2030 or so.
In case you are curious, one of the most expensive universities in the United States is Columbia University, which is in New York City. It costs over $60,000 a year. Another expensive college is Harvey Mudd College, which also costs well over $60,000 a year—including room and board. The college is in California and offers degrees in science and engineering.
Other really expensive colleges in the United States include the University of Chicago and Duke University. If your kid wants to go to one of those, you better be super rich; either that or your kid will be paying off their student loans for the rest of his or her life.
When it comes to children, you also have to deal with the fact they will want to start dating eventually. That isn’t a thing any parent really wants to deal with. My advice is to simply adopt a puppy and have him or her ‘fixed’ as soon as possible. Dogs aren’t cheap, but they are great company and cost a lot less than a kid.
3. The Hospital Doors
Whoever designed these doors didn’t thought of the result. Really, the people who approved them and the people who installed them in the hospital didn’t think of that. The windows look very much like coffins.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to think about death when I am in the hospital. All I want to think about is getting the heck out of there. I haven’t been in the hospital in a while, fortunately, but all I really remember about the experience was being extremely bored most of the time. Fortunately, I had my iPhone to keep me company, but Netflix wasn’t available as an app back then.
4. The Taste of the Vaccines
This a not so smart exchange, although I did like the response about the broccoli. What point was trying to be made here? Obviously, you should not put vaccines on a spoon.
I know there are a lot of concerns about vaccines—in particular, some people seem concerned that they cause autism. According to various legitimate organizations, however, this is simply not the case. There are apparently genetic and environmental risk favors for autism, but vaccines are fine.
If you have a kid, you should probably have him or her vaccinated. You probably don’t want your kid developing, for example, polio. People who develop it can end up paralyzed, and that paralysis can actually be permanent. It can also be fatal. Fortunately, only about 110 people in the world developed polio last year. There may have been more cases that weren’t documented.
Vaccines also prevent whooping cough, which sounds miserable. Would you want to have a cough that lasts over 10 weeks? Whooping cough can also be fatal, especially in infants. Over 50,000 die every year as a result of whooping cough.
Also, it should be noted that broccoli is extremely good for you. It is a great source of both vitamin C and vitamin K. Most broccoli in the world is produced in China; however, a lot of it also comes from India and the United States.
5. The Prisoner and the Suitcase
This is not really a great idea. Frankly, her lover is is kind of NOT genous for agreeing to such a weird plan. Did either of them honestly think they would get away with that? Also, the guards who let the woman bring a suitcase into the prison didn’t thought of her plan.
The person who commented has a really good point. How did that picture end up being taken? This actually looks sort of staged; if it is a true story, though, it is hilarious.
I wonder what the guy was in for. Unless it was a life sentence situation, he probably should have just done his time. He’ll end up spending a lot longer in prison due to the escape attempt.
6. The Quote and the Philosopher
I have decided that the person who wrote this is a genius. First of all, it is kind of true. If people think that Plato said something, they will consider it wise advice or a brilliant commentary on humanity. Also, few people are going to check to see if Plato, Aristotle, or Confucius actually said it.
Plato was an interesting guy. He was basically the founder of western philosophy. He was most likely born in Athens, Greece and lived to the age of eighty, which is pretty impressive considering he lived 2,400 years ago. For obvious reasons, details regarding his early life are sort of sketchy.
7. The T-Shirt and the Microwave
Apparently this guy decided to dry his t-shirt in the microwave. I’m really not sure why. I guess he thought it would be a quick way to dry it. It is also possible he simply doesn’t own a dryer. Going to the laundromat is a huge pain in the butt.
Sadly, however, microwaving t-shirts is a stupid idea, and this picture proves it. It is a shame, really, because the guy probably really liked that t-shirt. Guys can get attached to their t-shirts. There are t-shirts that I had to throw away, and I still miss them several years later. Sadly, not even the highest quality t-shirt lasts forever.
8. The Cancellation Form
I can’t decide if the person who filled out this form is brilliant or not. On the one hand, it is important to exercise. If you do so, you’ll likely live longer than you would if you just sat around all day eating potato chips and drinking beer. You’ll also look a lot better.
On the other hand, though, being fat and lazy isn’t exactly a bad thinhg. Personally, I don’t want to live until I am ninety. You can be in great shape, but your mind will eventually go—no matter what you do.
I read in a book that being unhealthy actually benefits society financially. I don’t know if that is true, but it sort of makes sense in a weird way. If you die in your 50s from a heart attack, you aren’t going to languish around in a state-funded nursing home in your 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Then again, I do know a guy who is 90 who regularly goes out drinking at a bar—and he drives himself to the bar! He only has one or two drinks, but he is there almost every single day. If he is not there, it is only because he is feeling under the weather. When he dies, it will be a very sad day for the customers of that bar. I’ll certainly be sort of depressed.
9. The Bathing Suit
This is a pretty smart move on her part. Who among us hasn’t had to improvise a little bit when it comes to clothing? She is an intelligent young woman.
I want to know where that beach is—it looks fantastic. I probably wouldn’t go, though, even if I knew where it was. I live relatively close to a beach town and haven’t visited it in years.
10. The Funeral
This is an interesting way of getting attention and finding out how people actually feel about you. I am not sure why anyone would do this, though. It just seems morbid.
I wonder what sort of things were said about her. Wouldn’t it be weird if no one said anything nice? I could see that happening. After all, if you’re so starved for attention that you hold your own “funeral”, you must be a difficult person to be around.
I have no intention of having a proper funeral, personally. There will be no death notice in the newspaper—if newspapers even still exist when I die. Why would I want a funeral? Those things cost a small fortune. In the United States, the average cost of a funeral is around $8,000. That’s a lot of money to be spent on a decaying body.
Every funeral I have ever been to has been a miserable experience. Why would I put anyone through that? I went to a couple of funerals last year, and they were just so depressing—which makes sense, I suppose, considering someone died. Still, I don’t like looking at dead bodies, so I certainly won’t force anyone to look at mine. I actually plan to get cremated—but even that is expensive. In the US, it costs over $1000.
11. The Guy That Looks Like Dwight From “The Office”
This is brilliant. If you are fan of the United States’ version of “The Office”, you will likely agree that this young man looks like Dwight Schrute. Dwight, who was the top salesman for the fictional paper company at the center of the sitcom did indeed criticize the character of Jim in such a fashion. Dwight had a very specific look, and Jim dressed up like him one day. Dwight was not pleased. It was a pretty funny scene.
I really miss the “Office”. It is hard to believe it went off the air over five years ago. The last couple seasons of the show weren’t so great, but overall it was quality television.
Dwight was played by actor Rainn Wilson, who also played a character on “Six Feet Under”. Before he was a star of “The Office”, he appeared in the film “Almost Famous”.