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    Here’s something that’s come up recently on my site & I’ve noticed it elsewhere: the idea that being smart means you don’t have to be kind.

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    2/ The basic premise seems to be that being intelligent to any degree gives you license to be a complete asshole because… well, because.

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    3/ This is something that’s reinforced over and over again in pop culture. Rick Sanchez. Sherlock. Dr. House. ALL of The Big Bang Theory.

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    4/ Honestly, I kind of have to reach back to the 80s and Real Genius to find a brainiac who isn’t a complete *dick*.

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    5/ Part of it, I get, is the intellectual equivalent of @PeterDavid_PAD’s “Quicksilver stuck in the slow lane” argument for being a dick.

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    6/ “My being forced to deal with people who can’t keep up with me is like being stuck in line at the cashier w/ someone using a check” etc

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    7/ But honestly, I think part of it is the same sort of mindset that tells people that logic is superior above all.

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    8/ It makes for a lovely intellectual masturbation about how “I am not good at people skills but I am smart and that should be rewarded.”

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    /9 You may notice that this mindset tends to coincide with “Well in a PURE meritocracy I’d rule you plebs!”

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    /10 It’s akin to Intellectual Objectivism. They are the smartest therefor they should be seen as superior and given deference in all things.

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    11/ Sort of like the “Come, let us REASON TOGETHER” logicbros who want to explain why it’s just science that women can’t code.

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    12/ Problem is that all it really is is just an excuse to have a tantrum over “WELL IF I WROTE THE RULES I’D WIN!!”

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    13/ It’s easy to pretend that the reason why you’re being held back is you’re too smart and nobody understands that you’re right, dammit

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    14/ And THAT mentality is why I need a macro that can auto-post this scene: youtube.com/watch?v=QXjS1o…

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  3. His dickishness was one of the biggest problems I had with the first season of Capaldi as the Doctor.

    Moffat LOVES that shit.

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  5. The show also calls him out -repeatedly - for being wrong when he declares himself Time Lord Victorious.

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  11. I always think about how heart broken he was when he had to mind wipe Donna. The Doctor-Donna showed a real heart to him imo.

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