Being Stupid Is Addictive

Not knowing is easy, and rewarding and there are always lots of people who think just like you

B Kean

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Photo by Mathew MacQuarrie on Unsplash

Being stupid is quite empowering for dumb people (dummies, hereinafter). It’s freeing. It’s even less stressful than actually being burdened by knowledge.

How many of you reading this have engaged a dummy lately on social media? Or, maybe even a bit more dangerously, you had a run-in in reality?

Even though, I like to avoid public displays of what I call “dummy policing” sometimes you have to engage a dummy when they get into your personal space. COVID increased the frequency of dealing with stupid people in public for many of us.

A few fights almost broke out for me and not because I was being aggressive. On one occasion, I was just asking the guy in the check-out line to maintain his distance since he was unmasked.

He was a classic dumbass and so of course he began to lose it on me. I reached calmly reached into his shopping basket, unpeeled one of his bananas, and began to eat it.

“What the hell are you doing, man? That’s my banana!”

At that, everyone around him busted up laughing. The laughter caught him so off guard that he just kind of stepped out of my space and silently fumed until a woman behind him gave him one of her bananas. He begrudgingly thanked her.

Situation defused. I admit that I got lucky, though.

Stupidity is contagious

A lot of dummies respond to my writings here with some really stupid stuff. I enjoy seeing how ridiculously misinformed some of these people can be. There is always a very discernible pattern to their comments.

Certain phrasing shows that the person might actually be intelligent but willfully engages in the right-wing lunacy likely because he is either financially well-off or a true racist.

The way others write in defense of their very misinformed thoughts indicates heavy Fox News, Breitbart, or Newsmax watching. These people often tend to be the dumbest. Their brains have been so pickled by the professional production quality of, say, Fox, that they are completely incapable of realizing that…

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B Kean

The past holds the answers to today’s problems. “Be curious, not judgmental,” at least until you have all the facts. Think and stop watching cable news.