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Ever experienced explaining something to someone for him/her to understand what you are trying to say or sharing your ideas or thoughts? Then he/she will answer "Edi wow!" "Edi ikaw na!" "Ikaw na may alam." "K." "Ikaw na magaling" "Ang dami mong alam!". Ever experience saying your thought in English? Then they will say "Nose Bleed" "Masyadong ginagalingan" "Ikaw na matalino" Why do we say these when we hear someone share their deep thought or when we hear someone talking in English? Why do we always putting someone in shame?
Smart-Shaming or Anti-Intellectualism is defined as the hostility and distrust of intellectual pursuits. Anyone can commit this behavior without even noticing it. Sometimes, even if we didn't mean it or maybe we are just kidding, we might hurt his/her feelings. Specially if he/she put an effort in explaining something just for you to understand. Invalidating ideas seem to be more common than being intrigued to look further.
Let's STOP SMART-SHAMING and encourage everyone to have an intelligent conversations. If you are insecure, build your own knowledge, do a research, ask questions to enlighten ourselves. Let ourselves discover new things and have curiosity in everything. STOP SHAMING SMART PEOPLE, BE A GOOD ONE.
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