Why do people always think glasses make you look smart? You have to fail an exam to get them.

@sexybenfranklin I'd guess it's because of far sightedness. Back when, most people who got glasses were far sighted and got glasses so they could read books without eye strain. When less than 10% of people were literate, that meant anyone who wore glasses was likely educated.

Of course, these days most people with glasses are near sighted and most people are literate, but the stereotype lingers.

@sexybenfranklin Well when you frame it that way, it makes me view it through a different lens.

@sexybenfranklin because there are so many, that would need glasses (or similar). I always wonder why. Compared to those even the silliest pair of glasses looks smart to me. To go back to exams: everyone will fail an exam at a certain point, but it is smarted to accept that, than it is to even lie to yourself about it. Accepting help is an important skill.

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