posted on Jan, 19 2010 @ 10:56 AM
Yes, that first post was ....
Good question, though, 'Why are we so dumb ? '
But it is dumbness ?
I think most of us, a lot of the time, are trusting. We're nice. We expect others to be like us, think like us, do as we'd do. And this is why
our cars are stolen and our houses robbed. It's why we're bashed and raped and murdered. It's why we're betrayed by those we trust. Etc. We
just don't see it coming. We expect better of others. We respect them and hold them in high regard. We believe in truth and justice. We trust our
politicians and police and insurance company.
Dumb ? No. We're not dumb. Although crooks believe we're dumb. Politicians and the whore media believe we're dumb
The mistake a lot of crooks make is to confuse 'decent' with 'dumbness' .. all sorts of crooks make that mistake. Then, when nice and decent
people reach for their gun or their vote or put their lawyer on the case, the crooks usually cry 'Foul ! '. They're outraged because we turned out
to be not so dumb after all. The crooks actually feel betrayed. It's the crooks who're dumb !
As the saying goes: ' How could you be stupid enough to think that I'm stupid ? ' .. it's from an old movie, I think. It illustrates that most
of us credit the rest of the world with the same level of intelligence as we ourselves possess. The polymath .. without stopping to consider it ..
fully expects everyone else to be bilingual and an accomplished musician, sculptor, painter, structural engineer and brain-surgeon. Conversely, the
person with the 85 IQ suspects everyone of trying to steal his shoes, because he himself would steal others' shoes if he could. Someone has a thread
going at the moment, about Projection. There's an element of that in our assumptions. The gossip believes others all gossip too. The thief
believes everyone's a thief under the skin. And so on
We're not dumb. We trust. We want to believe the world and those in it are the same or superior to ourselves. We want to believe in something
Perfect .. something kind, filled with understanding and compassion. We want to believe that our deceased loved-ones go to a 'better place' and
also that we'll go there someday too. Millions of people want to believe that extraterrestrial-aliens are perfect parent-figures who'll protect us
and put everything to rights. Every time there's an election, people hope that this time, a 'good leader' will right all wrongs and make our land
a better place
So we're optimists. We're hopeful, ever hopeful, even the so-called 'dregs of society, the hardened criminals, have hope
I've long wondered why we're this way and I believe (hope?) that it's testimony to whatever created us, as in 'As below, so above'. Surely, this
trust, this belief, this longing for 'better', this optimism, is evidence of a huge well of goodness somewhere which became part of our bones and
blood when we took human form ?
We gravitate towards what we believe to be 'goodness', each time we fall in love or form a friendship. Children usually credit everything and
everyone with this goodness
Even when we're adults, we're still filled with childlike trust, as when we say, ' I just met the new neighbours. Gee they're great ', only to
have our trust and respect shattered when the neighbours reveal themselves to be the opposite of what we believed
Every hour of every day, someone has their heart broken and is betrayed by the person they love. The pain they feel is real and deep. Were they dumb
to give their total loyalty and love to that person ? No. People with 150 IQ are betrayed and have their hearts broken as do those who can't read
or write or count to ten.
Like taking candy from a baby, say the shonky salesmen and burglars. And yes, we're like babies in the way we hope and trust. Shonky salesmen and
burlars have their trust betrayed too.
We're not dumb. We're trusting. We shouldn't be, perhaps, considering what we've experienced and observed. Yet on we go to trust and hope
again. I consider it one of the most endearing and better human traits. It means something profound, but I haven't quite worked it all out yet