One of my favorite features on the SD site is Weird Earl’s. The Weird Earl’s for April, 27th is a personal website belonging to, what seems to me to be, an unusual individual to say the least.
This person seems to be a bit clueless regarding normal human relationships. Then I read the following:
Umm… Yeah… Right.
Therein lies my question for you folks. Do you think people who show interest in psychology are a little lost concerning human behavior?
In fact, I believe there is a good reason this would be true. Normal people who take lower level psychology classes notice early on that half of what they are taught is wrong, and the half that is correct, is common sense. People from other planets don’t notice this and believe the nonsense they are learning is fascinating. These people, then, make up the bulk of people who continue in the higher level classes. And, of course, the more clueless they are, the more successful, since those who understand a little bit about what goes on is other peoples heads, run the risk of accidentally putting the right answer on their test instead of the excrement the professor spewed out in his lecture.
Therefore, the people we pay to tell us about ourselves are the very people who understand us the least.
Or am I the only one who has noticed?