Dirty, Messy And a Night Owl: Are You Really Smarter?

Nowadays it seems like everyone who is dirty, messy, sleeps late at night and that smells like a dead raccoon is some sort of genius. But is it really the case?

It’s easy to see that many “reputable” institutions publish this kind of studies in a regular basis, and these are syndicated by many newspapers and news portals around the world.

But is it really true? Not because it is popular it does mean that it’s right or true. And that’s why we have launched this article, so you can get to know that being dirty, messy and sleeping late at night won’t make you a genius…

Flawed Logic:

It’s like saying that because you are an atheist you are smarter than most religious people. That is flawed logic, because most people who sustain such a baseless argument often do so by citing geniuses like Bertrand Russell, Ayn Rand or even Mark Zuckerberg to say that because these “geniuses” were or are atheists it’s a clear evidence that atheists are automatically superior intellectually to religious people.

But we could counter-argument that many of the greatest genius in history have been profoundly religious or simply had a firm belief in God or any other form of superior being or force:

  • Galileo Galilei
  • Nicholas Copernicus
  • Rene Descartes
  • Isaac Newton
  • Blaise Pascal
  • Michael Faraday
  • Albert Einstein

And the list goes on and on. And we could use the same flawed logic as with the previous argument, and use this as some sort of proof that religious people are immediately superior intellectually to atheist persons. But we all can get to know after a short analysis that it’s not the belief in God or its absence that makes one a genius.

The same can be used for our case. There are some studies which “argument” that because some geniuses didn’t have much order in the way they worked, then it means that the lack of order is a trace of intelligence, but again that’s a deeply flawed way of looking at things.

While it’s true that some geniuses were not known for being extremely organized, it’s true that they were above most people and had a burning desire for knowledge, and your average Joe who doesn’t clean his room, spends all evenings drinking beer while watching Wrestle Mania and is a night owl is not precisely a genius…

The thing is that newspapers like to publish these “serious” studies in order to cater to their audience.

“Are you messy, irresponsible and have no sense of what order means? Then don’t worry, because latest studies prove that messy, unorganized and smelly people are smarter than average persons!”

That’s how dumb it sounds. These NEGATIVE aspects of human personality are not to be admired, they are to be REJECTED! And that’s why these publications do a lot of harm, because they seem to encourage people to follow these bad behaviors, and that’s truly bad.

Let us know what you think!