>>97773084>I know I'm going to sound like a pretentious asshole here,
Trust me, anon, you don't. I may be biased by just having come from that iamverysmart subreddit. I am saddened by the shallow simple mindedness of most people - but that's majority of the human population. You just learn to cope.
Most of my friends are like that. Most of my workbuddies. All of the family I know are like that.
I can't much influence them to more intellectual fare, as I am in most matters of societal functioning a complete idiot.
What gives me hope is that though my companions have shallow tastes, I believe that most of them have the CAPACITY to understand and appreciate weightier things.
I can at least try