Today I thought to myself: “Isn’t it strange, how nearly no one thinks you [a youth] a particularly smart person for having a well-thought-out, well-explained, well-argued opinion. No, they don’t think you’re smart for having that! Especially if they disagree with you! But oh, if you can blurt out square roots and mathematical formulas, you are considered some kind of prodigy– even though all you are really doing is spitting back information that you’ve heard before. It may not mean anything at all to you but they think you’re so smart. But you can’t teach someone to form opinions well. That is something that takes real intelligence and thought. So why doesn’t anyone realize that?”
Maybe it’s because many of the times someone young has an opinion, adults think they’re parroting that, too.
Something to think about.
But I can’t, because it’s frustrating, so you’ll have to do the thinking for me… You will let me know what you think in your thinking, I should think.