Are you afraid of being “Smart”?

In today’s world, even with all this competition,  some kids, especially girls,  still seem afraid to show their smarts!  Science needs you to use your intelligence to make great discoveries so we can all make this world a bigger, better, brighter place.

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls is a great website I found on valuing being your weird, wonderful, intelligent self over trying to fit in. “Change the world by being yourself” is their motto.  There’s so many posts on female empowerment that really every girl should read. We enjoy the science section the most. It’s great!
Their Retweet on our twitter feed.

I really hope you check it out.

(Note: I’m not being sponsored by them in any way! This is all sincere.)

It’s an amazing world of science…let’s go exploring!

20 Comments Add yours

  1. bbnews says:

    Nope, I’m not afraid of being smart.

    But I fear religious hypocrites. There are too many of those people. And they are as dangerous as they are false liars.

    Pope Francis seems to share my view. Have a look at:

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m a student of science and i am also afraid of being smart.

  3. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Why are you afraid?

  4. Faraday's Candle says:

    Very Interesting!
    Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Scilla says:

    When my sisters and I were growing up, being weird, wonderful, intelligent girls meant that we would probably have to wait until high school to find kindred spirits in our small public school system. We were lucky to find even one. In the new millennium, with networking opportunities across the globe, I think my 3 daughters may have felt less isolated. Not that they didn’t still struggle with pressure to fit in. But now, they’re in their late 20s. They have so many cool, interesting friends who are fiercely, joyously proud to be smart, engaged, curious and creative. I guess the message is, “It gets better!”

  6. Faraday's Candle says:

    How wonderful for so many kids to hear that “it gets better” and that eventually they can have “cool, interesting friends who are fiercely, joyously proud to be smart, engaged, curious and creative.”

    Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by.

  7. Faraday's Candle says:

    You are right Sarah, being smart is awesome!

  8. Anonymous says:

    We really need to cultivate the culture of being oneself than changing oneself to fit in. I think it is hard and I guess we do that to certain degree (more or less), whether we know it or not.

  9. Mary says:

    I don’t believe it. Girls aren’t afraid of being smart. My granddaughters confirm this. There’s always someone empowering them. No one talks about empowering boys these days. I have to do the job myself. My grandsons appreciate it.

  10. Prajakta says:

    It is too late to sometimes realize that it great to be smart. In school, intelligence leads to bullying and doesn’t make you “popular”. It feels so much better to bite your tongue and be a part of the group than speak out and be knocked out 🙁 It is too late to realize the harm we are doing to our mindset and our skills.

  11. Faraday's Candle says:

    Wow! Thank you for commenting.
    Why do you feel harm is being done to mindset & skills?

  12. Faraday's Candle says:

    It’s all about the cultivated environment.
    Thank you so much for stopping by.

  13. Faraday's Candle says:

    Very good advice.
    Thank you for stopping by.

  14. Shantanu says:

    Problem is the orthodox society encourages girls to be quiet and not to display their smartness. Sad. It’s great steps like this website that helps the girls of the field have the support and confidence needed to step up , Kudos !

  15. Faraday's Candle says:

    Thank you so much Shantanu.

  16. My Little Granddaughter is only 6.. And she is as bright as button.. Reading far in advance of her years.. Shes on her next years class work.. 🙂 When I ask her what she wants to be.. She has said from the age of of four I want to be a Dr.. 🙂 Science will be one of her subjects.. no doubt..

    Love and Hugs my friends

  17. Faraday's Candle says:

    That is wonderful.
    As always, thank you for stopping by.

  18. That’s a pretty good site! 🙂 SMART is for all! 🙂

  19. Faraday's Candle says:

    You are right, SMART🚀 is for all.


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