while i love 'grammar' and 'spelling' and 'vocabulary' as subjects of study,
i do not think that they hold as much weight in what people think of as 'success' or 'intelligence' as many people seem to think. to me it seems actually like snobbery. a person could be very good at reading and writing and still not be effectual in the world. (believe me, i know this) OR they could be illiterate and completely CHANGE the world for the better.
i'm sure there are countless examples of this
none come to mind at the moment.
but i mean i just hate it when people are like, "well, you can't even spell..." as though that is seriously a relevant point. get over it. total straw man argument, right?
okay, literacy is important. i'm not denying that. but it isn't as important as it used to be in the same sense that it used to be because we have all information available to us at the push of a button. whomever takes over the world will not do it through literacy but through violence, in any case. at this point it seems might is right in the world today. do we see the intelligent people prevailing? if so-- inform me because maybe you know more than i do about this.