Does it ever seem to you like people are becoming stupider than ever? There have always been people out there that have been a few cards short of a full deck, but these days it seems like more people than ever are a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Certainly our education system plays a major role in this. Our children are being systematically “dumbed-down” by our public schools and millions of them are graduating from high school as dumb as a rock. And the endless hours of mindless entertainment that most of us are addicted to certainly is not helping matters either. Will we eventually become a society where only a small minority possess critical thinking skills? In our world today, logic and reason seem to be in very short supply and the sheeple seem to have taken over. As I wrote about recently, in this day and age it is more imperative than ever that we all learn to think for ourselves. Unfortunately, most people do not seem to be doing that. Most people seem content to let their televisions do their thinking for them. Way too many people have a blank look in their eyes as if they aren’t even fully there. But when people are not thinking clearly, they tend to act very foolishly. From the very top of our society to the very bottom, people are doing some really stupid things.
The following are 16 signs that people are becoming stupider….
#1 According to a poll recently conducted for Reuters, about 10 percent of the entire global population is convinced that we could witness the end of the world in 2012. When we get to 2013, a similar poll will probably find that 10 percent of the entire global population is convinced that the world may not survive until 2014.