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How do we define stupidity?

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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 03:09 AM
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probably a stupid question...

Its hard to define for myself, there is just so much of it in this world....

Perhaps... knowing full well that something bad will happen, yet doing it anyways?

Maybe... seeing something that is blatantly obvious and still dismissing what you can clearly see?

I suppose it depends on the context of the subject...

For instance I love Fail videos... when stupid people hurt them selves... its bloody hilarious!

Is that wrong?
(not that I care if you think it is )

Everyone has been there obviously... we all do stupid s**t once in a while...

Though is stupidity defined by action, or by mentality...

Or is it consensus...where majority defines reality

Brando has what plants crave... ye know




edit on 29-8-2018 by Akragon because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 03:11 AM
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the absolute lack of common sense = stupidity



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 03:15 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Knowing the truth or knowledge of proof,then disregarding fact form your own opinion and use that as the truth,shooting self in foot



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 03:22 AM
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I have come to the conclusion that it is thinking I am always right and others are always wrong
Ring any bells Ak



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 03:26 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

I think the Darwin Awards has ultimate stupidity nailed.

Everyday stupidity might be in a different context. It's like a mate I have who, against better advice will do the opposite of what is advised. The consequences are predictable.

So, you may use a bit of the old reverse psychology here. "Yeah righto. go ahead."

The predictable happens. And it becomes your fault for the advice and subsequent result.

So, who is being stupid here? When asked for advice?

Now, I just stare and keep my mouth shut. I know I look stupid when I do this.

Kind regards,

bally



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 03:31 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
I have come to the conclusion that it is thinking I am always right and others are always wrong
Ring any bells Ak


no... its just you my friend




posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 03:52 AM
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a reply to: bally001

Aussies laconically decide whom may or may not be a dickhead ...

Ya get that ... 😎



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:00 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Selfies and youtube fails definitely rank; as do some of those home disco move mis-fires ...



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:05 AM
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a reply to: Timely

Is Vanity equal to stupidity?




posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:46 AM
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I agree that applying a simple definition to the term Stupidity can be difficult; and even harder to then pigeonhole acts of stupidity into categories and/or by measure.

Anyway, I like the simplicity, yet profoundness of Forrest Gump's saying:

“Stupid is as stupid does.”

Beyond those simple words, I'm still trying to figure it out.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:48 AM
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This guy describes stupid and is pretty funny.




posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:31 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
(not that I care if you think it is )


Careful, you'll scare away all of the opinions you're asking for.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:04 AM
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Ummm...hold up a two dimensional flat planed reflective surface...

Gaze into it...

If one has the capacity to recognize that the reflected image is merely a reverse image of self...and not some other bed head...gummy eyed...dragon breathed interloper...

Why then my friend that one would pass the stupid test...

Usually...







YouSir



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:43 AM
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Look no further than some of the members of this very site. We're supposed to be denying ignorance....but some on here pick it up and smear it all over themselves...…..like it's ignorance lotion.
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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 07:25 AM
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Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Another act of stupidity is making your decisions based on emotions alone, avoiding common sense, logic and reason. Another is trying to force an outcome that just doesn't want to happen

I have done these things, more than once and the results are never good.


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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: Akragon
probably a stupid question...

Its hard to define for myself, there is just so much of it in this world....

Perhaps... knowing full well that something bad will happen, yet doing it anyways?

Maybe... seeing something that is blatantly obvious and still dismissing what you can clearly see?

I suppose it depends on the context of the subject...

For instance I love Fail videos... when stupid people hurt them selves... its bloody hilarious!

Is that wrong?
(not that I care if you think it is )

Everyone has been there obviously... we all do stupid s**t once in a while...

Though is stupidity defined by action, or by mentality...

Or is it consensus...where majority defines reality

Brando has what plants crave... ye know






Stupidity? Donald Trump...the world is his to change, twist the truth, deny and backtrack and it's his to change.

Stupidity for a temp employee w no experience, legal background or diplomacy or temperance.

"I know more than the generals do about Isis. Believe..me!"

Well...there you go. "Stupid is as stupid does"- Forest Gump. Seems Forest knew what he was saying.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 08:01 AM
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Look in a mirror. See that person? They have probably done something stupid.

Lack of common sense = stupidity imo



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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How do we define stupidity?


We define stupidity with words.

Duh.

pfft.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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How do we define stupidity?


Like in the Simpsons, you would open up a dictionary and see a picture of me.

I would post a photo of myself but I would rather not get all the ladies to excited.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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We've all done this.....it's called life.



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