Seems like quite an organized society the Netherlands is, from what I am hearing. Yet I believed that the Netherlands are very conservative and open-minded to own decisions. A constant educational system does not really apply to such an ideology, in my opinion.
As for being smart, it is a true burden. I should know.
The last two months or so, some of my friends have pointed out that I am becoming more of a Besserwisser, if the world exists in any other language than Swedish. It was imported from the German language and literary translated would be:
Besser - Better
Wisser - A person who knowns better