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Originally posted by Maxmars
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A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it. Similarly, unfunny people don't have a good enough sense of humor to tell.
This disconnect may be responsible for many of society's problems.
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Originally posted by hawkiye
Heres the other side of the coin... We must all be incompetent and don't know it. Why? Because somehow all these incompetent idiots are in charge and we are subject to the whims of their incompetence while we suffer for it. So how did all these idiots get in charge if their all incompetent and we are superior in intelligence?
I tell myself the majority of people are incompetent and that's why we cannot overcome their idiocy as there is not enough people intelligent enough to stand up and get rid of them. But I have to wonder cause we are still the ones suffering for their incompetence while most of them lead charmed lives at our expense.
Originally posted by Shoonra
What usually happens is the "Peter Principle". These people were competent - sometimes even very competent - at lower level or different jobs, but they did so well at that they got promoted ... until finally they ended up above their level of competency. They are now at levels where they are no longer winning prizes, maybe just barely keeping their chins above water, maybe not even that good, but they did so well at simpler stuff that they - and their employers - thought they could manage this tougher position.
Originally posted by Snoopy1978
Conspiracy theorists who agree on the nwo as a structured global cabal which controls politicians yet go ga-ga when the latest puppet (aka messiah) spouts the tired bs they want to hear. Lmao talk all year about corrupt officials then run to the ballot box wishing their vote had any worth. Are these types either fearful cowards unwilling to see the governmental corruption that effectively enslaves them or lobotomized imbeciles that should be banned from reproducing?
Originally posted by lacrimosa
so, stupid people dont realize theyre stupid.no # sherlock.
and the stupidest thing is some university probably got ridiculous funding to figure this out.