to borrow from Mark Twain.
Ignorance is bliss, and
useful, too. Much that is written on social media deliberately relies
on the ignorance of the audience. A case in point.
was reading an "article" in which the writer pointed out that if a
certain benchmark represented the "average," then half the people were
below average. A simple example would suffice to show how irresponsible
that assertion is, yet many probably blithely swallowed it whole, just
as the false prophet intended.
Here's an example. If
four people present scores of 100 and one person scores zero, the
average score is 80, and yet clearly only twenty percent of the people
in this example are "below average" while eighty percent of them are
above average, and none are "average."
How carefully do you read the stuff you read?