My whole thing about being strong, much like training in self-defense/firearms, etc. is:
You might well go your entire life without ever NEEDING to be strong. But that one time you REALLY need it...you'll be really glad you are.
Of course being smart is useful. If I were a proponent of stupidity, wouldn't you tell me that I'm pushing a choice you don't agree with and can't get behind? How is that not what Mr. Anthony and I and canuck and several others have been saying for 21 pages of this thread? It's not a virtue to be dumb. It's not a virtue to be weak. I don't support actively pursuing either.