Idiocy Reins Supreme
by, 04-17-2009 at 07:21 PM (813 Views)
I have to take this class called Wellness Through Leisure and this week we had to read all these different articles about different research that was done on various different aspects of Leisure and really most of it is a bloody waste of time. I end up skimming through half of the articles because most of them just prattle on for an unnecessary amount of pages and do not really reveal anything useful.
You know how every now and than there will be some new study about this or that or the other thing that they will talk about on TV that some researcher got like a millions dollar grant to do, but than when they tell you about the study, you just think to yourself WTF was it really necessary to officially study that?
Most these studies really just find a way to put into complicated jargon, something that anyone with a brain and common sense already knows.
So the article I just had to read was this 17 page paper which ultimately came to the conclusion that when a person associates positive emotions with an "episode" (as they called it) than they will get more satisfaction from it than if they experience negative emotions.
And I just think to myself I wonder how much money they got to pull that out of their arse.
I mean seriously are researchers just a bunch of potheads that sit around trying to think of ways they can get lots of money to do absolutely nothing of any use or value?
Instead of wasting their time trying to take simple obvious things and make them sound complicated why don't they to resolve, actual, complicated, real problems?
Maybe some crap could actually get accomplished if people who are suppose to be intelligent didn't sit around writing papers on things like why breathing is good for you.