Sunday, January 12, 2014
The Revelation of Intellectualism Through Street Smarts.
Hidden Intellectualism shares knowledge between the ideas of having intellectual knowledge and streets smarts. There are many people throughout the world ranging from youth to the elderly who have made their way through life just off the basis of these two kinds of knowledges. In the reading ‘Hidden Intellectualism’, street smarts are explained to be beneficial in life for those who have to make their way up without an intellectual knowledge. An intellectual knowledge is explained to be beneficial in addition with street smarts. If the time is devoted to taking interests that are on the levels of comfort to the individuals with street smarts, they can develop new learning methods to incorporate intellectualism with what they consider to be the norm. Many young people find it to be easier to speak on topics such as music, entertainment, sports, fashion, and more with ease. When the same people are challenged with topics of academia such as mathematics, literature, or social studies, they are unable to discuss these topics on an intellectual level. Given time and new approaches in an educational setting, these topics can be tackled with the same comfort as the discussions of fashion, music, and sports. In order to enter conversations and engage with others generally on an intellectual level, students would need to gradually adapt to reading intellectually challenging writing. Young adults, teenagers, and even children are not always fans of books and or reading. There are many different world known magazines that focus on many of the interests that are looked up to throughout society. These magazines can be used as a stepping stone to gradually form a new intellectual mindset. If the interest to read these magazines, articles, and papers are already set in, then eventually they can fuse into greater works. Over centuries education has been a known cause of bullying. If I child displays too much knowledge in any subject, they can be seen as a threat and that becomes detrimental to their well being. When we leave our adolescent years behind, we then learn how beneficial education is to progressing in life. We learn to articulate and correct out grammar and punctuation; all of which we've hidden behind us in effort to maintain a level of safety. Safety in anti-intellectualism.