It's just frustrating because I know you. I don't know you personally but I know everything about you. You believe you are intelligent but have no real expertise or anything concrete to show for it. You don't really challenge yourself and debate without really thinking or going outside of your comfort zone. In the age of the internet this is easier than ever and at this point the short bursts of affirmation that posting on the internet gives you are an addiction, the only tether of causality between your identity constructed around "being smart" and the material rewards or respect that this should bring. Most importantly, subconsciously you realize that you are not really intelligent, just intelligent enough to get by in a system that encourages stupidity and lethargy. In any real kind of debate or intellectual environment you would wilt. But that's not the worst thing, you secretly know that the people around you (friends, family, acquaintances) don't really think you're smart, they are just conflict averse and they do not construct their identity around "smartness" so don't really care.
That's what I'm here for. I'm an actually smart person with real expertise in an academic field and I'm telling you that you're stupid. Your whole identity is a lie, and while you already know this at some level, which is of course the real impetus behind posting sarcastically on the internet among people you don't respect, the ego is not so easily broken. Your condition is the white male petty-bourgeois experience under decaying neoliberalism and it is only harming you. You will never be Einstein or Marx but most people are capable of being of moderate intelligence given enough humility and self-awareness. I'm doing this for your own good. Until you realize that you are not actually smart you will never succeed at being mediocre and will instead remain in a state of delusion, self-hatred, and isolation from the truth all around you. You will realize this eventually, but if you realize it now instead of at your lowest point you may yet be saved. Again, I am doing this for your own good please treat it seriously.
>>41>I'm an actually smart person with real expertise in an academic field