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Debate Score:42
Arguments:19
Total Votes:49
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Is it now cool to be smart?

It seems like back in the day[before my time] it has always been that the smart straight A's kid was the un cool nerd[or maybe it's just a false cliche you only see in the movies]. But now a days it's seems the opposite. I think these days the smart kids are dominating the social class.

It's not cool to not give a crap anymore. 

A lot of people seem to take pride in being kind of a nerd, or at least I do. 

Those qorky glasses are even starting to get popular. 

What do you think? 

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Side Score: 31
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Side Score: 11

You know what's really cool? When you show up to your ten year high school reunion in a helicopter and you see the "cool kids" from ten years ago and you say, "Are you still driving that old thing?" ;)

Side: yes
Mahollinder(895) Disputed
1 point

And then you turn off the TV because you realize that you've fallen asleep while watching Romy and Michele's High School Reunion and have a long day of work ahead of you... and the cool kids were still boning that one girl you jacked off to in the tenth grade. And it pisses you off.

:D

Side: No

Iz you dissing me man? You best not be dissing me. I know karate and a few other oriental words ;)

Side: No
JakeJ(3254) Disputed
3 points

......... high schools over. Grow up.

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Side: yes
3 points

You know, its a lot cooler making a lot of money doing a career you are hopefully enjoying than flipping burgers at Burger King for minimum wage because you thought you were 'too cool' to get an education.

Side: yes

It's always been cool to be smart, at least in my world. I can't stand being around idiots, and there's no way that I can respect people who don't even make an effort to gain knowledge.

Side: yes
3 points

Actually geeky is cool because majority of our school are geeks and when I say geeks i mean dorky glasses and sweaters. But they are the dominating social groups. verybody wants to be in with them.

Side: yes
Kinda(1649) Disputed
2 points

LOOOLLOLOLOL!!! Where the f*ck do you go???!?! I went to an extremely prestigous (lol) school and even there nobody wanted to be with geeks. On average everybody was geekier than the general public, but not enough to be called geeks... because they always got bullied.

Side: No
3 points

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett (probably), Mark Zuckerberg. All of them were nerds at school. Now all of them are billionaires, in charge of multi-national companies, as well as thousands of workers. The more you learn, the better you get at it. The better you are at learning, the quicker you can adapt. The quicker you can adapt to different situations, the more likelihood you have of succeeding.

Yes, Nerd is the new cool. People with straight A's are becoming more popular and respecting.

Side: yes
2 points

It is always cool to be educated (smart). Without education, the world wouldnt function correctly. There has to be some smart people in it. :)

Side: yes

I think it was always cool to be smart but never cool to be a nerd or a geek! Smart is cool, man!!!

Side: yes
2 points

I think these days it's cool to be smart not only do you have a big future ahead of you (depending on how you put your brains to use) but girls find smart guys alot more attractive when they are smart well i do and i know alot of girls that do.. But not only that a smart woman is also very attractive girls that pretend to be dumb to get attention are tools. But all in all i'd agree it's cool to be smart.. but the glasses not so much..

Side: yes
2 points

Yes because if your smart then you could know more about the subject they are talking about to other peopler they will know about the certain stuff they are talking about

Side: yes
1 point

it is cool to be smart because every one are given respect if they are educated. if you are educated you can be smart.

Side: Yes
1 point

It depends on where kids are in the socioeconomic scheme of things. While it may be cooler in upper middle class schools to get good grades nowadays (I wouldn't know) it seems like the old rules still apply elsewhere. I recently had a particularly depressing conversation with an 11-year-old girl in my neighborhood who told me that she didn't have any friends until she stopped trying to get good grades. Now kids hang out with her and she's happier.

Side: No
0 points

Uh- i dont think so, its not cool to be smart "THESE DAYS"

Side: No
0 points

It's always cool to be smart, but being a geek will never be cool. I think you're implying whether or not being a geek is cool... and no it isn't. Smart and NOT geeky is much cooler. :D

Side: No
QBuffalo(5) Disputed
1 point

Yes but sometimes in schools being smart is considered being a geek, nerd or a teacher's pet. But people underestimate these people low on the social status. They could be the next big technology creator like Steve Jobs or Bill Gate.

Side: Yes