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991 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by holly_bolly

Does someone's choice in television shows indicate their level of intelligence?
I am sick of people paying me out for watching 'mindless' programs. I feel I am very intelligent and I am sick of people judging me based on my television choices.


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12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 1:19:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Think yourself lucky..I get paid out for watching 'old people's TV' because I like documentaries and shows like antique roadshow
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 1:36:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
It can.

For example, I think somebody who watches documentaries about quantum theory would be more intelligent than somebody who watches people getting hit in the balls.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 2:20:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not really. All sorts of odd things can be used for entertainment, and if it's watching stupid television shows, so what. That doesn't mean you couldn't ALSO be interested in more intelligent pasttimes.

I'd say it could be better judged by what you DON'T like.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 6:41:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
For me personally it doesn't mean that someone is stupid just by what they watch on tv.
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 8:06:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
sometimes i enjoy the deeper/ intellectual shows, but other times i just want to sit back and relax and not have to think so no i dont think it truly reflects a persons intelligence
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 9:29:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-02-28 02:20:26.62 96_Relic_96 wrote:
I'd say it could be better judged by what you DON'T like.


I agree... also sometimes its nice to watch some mindless TV.. If your stressing your brain all day its some time for you to relax!
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 9:52:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
It can, but it doesn't have to
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 3:50:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
it depends, but I do judge people on this, even if it is unfair. but it depends what other stuff i see you doing as well
12 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 2/28/08 - 4:20:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2008-02-28 01:36:14.997 TheKaiser wrote:
It can. For example, I think somebody who watches documentaries about quantum theory would be more intelligent than somebody who watches people getting hit in the balls.


Agreed.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/3/08 - 2:06:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Entertainment is entertainment, and there's nothing really telling about what a person watches just to get a laugh - but the REASONS they watch can be reflective of their intelligence. Someone who says, for instance, "I watch Fox News 'cause they're the only network that tells the truth!" can be taken to have a double-digit IQ with about a 95% chance of being correct. Someone, on the other hand, who watches (noting the pic for the question) Springer because they just like a mindless chuckle at something ridiculous - well, there's no harm there.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 3/14/08 - 7:42:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sure you GAIN knowledge from watching docos and various other television shows, but I don't think it necessarily shows how intelligent you are depending on what shows you choose to watch.
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/22/08 - 3:45:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Occasionally yes, but not always.

My mom thinks that the humor on Scrubs is "stupid", but I would say that it is one of my favorite television shows (however, I do not agree with her). I have an IQ in the top 2% of people, so in that case, absolutely not.

I would also like to add that there are many extremely intelligent individuals who sit back and watch shows like Jackass to lament on the declining stupidity of the human race. Just saying



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