When we're educated beyond our intelligence.
The reason we're drowning in information is we don't know how to swim.
While working on some art projects recently, I had sermons running in the background. I don’t always catch everything but I suspect God gently whacks me upside the head when something comes on I need to hear.
“People are educated beyond their intelligence,” the speaker said.1
I pushed the progress bar back a bit to hear it again.
“People are educated beyond their intelligence,” he said again, but this time I had a pencil ready to write some notes. He went on to describe how people don’t know how to think about the information they consume.
Wow. He just explained the internet.
He was bold enough to call out flat earthers and allude to other such conspiracies.
That church is going to get a deluge of email from flat earthers, was my first thought. But then I listened further and continued to think about the ideas of wisdom and knowledge long after the project was done.
I’d covered that ground before.