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