Gain the Voice: A Project on Anti-Smart Shaming
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"Smart-shaming is the act of shaming other people for the sole reason of being smart, or in some cases downgrading themselves or someone else for being dumb. This phenomenon is slowly spreading and will continue to spread unless stopped." © WEX Pinas
Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines it as an act of opposing or being hostile to people with an intellectual view or approach. To simply put it, smart shaming is the act of contradicting the growth of ideas and in turn, the growth of intelligent conversations. (Arcilla, et.al, 2017)
Smart-shaming, although not as profound as bullying, is a phenomenon that is slowly spreading throughout the community, specifically in the Philippines. If not put into stop, would eventually produce negative outcomes towards the youth of the country. It demotes the will of the people to strive for intelligence and above all, smart-shaming only leads the youth of today to stop striving for excellence.
The purpose of this advocacy is to spread an awareness to the people especially Filipinos who used to indulge in smart-shaming. Anti-intellectualism is the act of shaming other people for the sole reason of being smart, or in some cases downgrading themselves or someone else for being dumb. This causes students and people to not strive for intelligence and information. Hence, the alliance of 6 founders of Curious Minds was created to impose the stop smart shaming.
(For educational purposes only)
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"It is no good to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge." -Enrico Fermi
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