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Personal ramblings and rants of a somewhat twisted mind

Stupid people


How many stupid people do you know of? Some of my blogging friends seem to be able to make stupid people lists many pages long. So I thought I’d try making a list of my own. Here it is:

My stupid people list

As you might possibly observe, it’s a decidedly short list. I can’t think of a single stupid person.

I can think of plenty of stupid things that have been said by a great many people (including some by yours truly).

I can think of plenty of stupid ideas that have been held by a great many people (including some by yours truly).

I can think of plenty of stupid actions that have been performed by a great many people (including some by yours truly).

I only see the words, ideas or actions as stupid, never the speaker, thinker or actor. Am I the only person with this perspective?

So the sixty-four thousand dollar question is: Is this (a) a stupid perspective, (b) the perspective of a stupid person, or (c) something else?


Author: Barry

A post war baby boomer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has lived with migraines for as long as I can remember and discovered I am autistic at the age of sixty. I blog because in real life I'm somewhat backwards about coming forward with my opinions.

6 thoughts on “Stupid people

  1. Believe me Barry we;re all capable of stupidity but no-one would consider you in the least stupid.

  2. As none of us are perfect (even the gods)and we are all humans we will by default do stupid on a regular basis.

    I believe my very regular stupidity is due to my age and poor memory. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it 🙂

    • My mother used to call moments of forgetfulness or stupidity brain farts, but some time in her mid 60s she renamed them to senior moments. Then in her 80s she decided that term was too ageist, so she renamed them intellectual interludes. And that is what they remained until she passed away at the ripe old age of 96.

  3. You’re far to generous IMO. Lots of stupid words, ideas, and actions, but plenty of stupid people too. They believe those words, ideas and actions. And some of us aren’t very bright either.

  4. I’ve often had a similar thought – that we all have basically the same brain, so we should all be capable of intelligence – there is no identifiable reason why each of us couldn’t be a Newton, a Shakespeare, and Einstein. The mystery is why aren’t we, and why do we do stupid things instead? I wonder if hunter-gatherers 50,000 yrs ago did stupid things>

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