How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization
David Hopkins
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As a writer, reader, English degree holder, and intellectual, wow. I think you’re a bit too bitter about your perceived ridicule against smart people. While I agree we are slowing moving towards Idiocracy and that ignorance seems to be more and more embraced, Ross wasn’t disliked because he was smart and educated.

He was disliked because he was unlikable. He was a putz. He was the least funny character on a comedy show. He was annoying. He had a high pitched voice that didn’t match his physical appearance. He was a whiner. The ONLY thing I liked about him was his education and intelligence and adherence to intellectualism. But people are much more than their level of intelligence, and the rest of Ross was incredibly annoying in almost every way.