Instagram is about as awash with wanky, ~inspirational~ quotes as it is
avocado on toast or Kim Kardashian's latest selfies. And we've ALL either got a
handful of friends who are all over that shizz, or we're guilty of it
ourselves. (Sue us, sometimes they just speak to us.)
Well, newsflash, apparently if this be you, then you be dumb.
According to a (weird) Canadian study
from the University of Waterloo titled 'On the reception and detection
of pseudo-profound bullshit', people who are receptive to said
"pseudo-profound, intellectual-sounding 'bullshit'" are "less
intellegent, less reflective, and more likely to believe in conspiracy
theories, the paranormal and alternative medicine."
Yikez. CIVILISATION IS DOOMED.
The article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.au