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Just How Stupid are Stupid People ?
#31
Knowledge is LIGHT

Think for yourself
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#32
Very.
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#33
(01-06-2019, 03:42 AM)Frigg Wrote: Knowledge is LIGHT

Light is information?
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#34
The worst thing about stupid people is that they're usually so damn stubborn. Single minded in a bad way. What my dad used to call "bull stupid".
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#35
The Difference Between Ignorant and Stupid

Do you know the difference between being ignorant and being just plain stupid? I don’t make a practice of calling people either one, although I know those who, by definition, are both. According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary one who considered ignorant is, ‘lacking knowledge or comprehension of a specified thing. It also implies a lack of understanding or awareness of a certain topic or idea”.
I am ignorant of modern mathematics and nuclear physics. That doesn’t mean I am a stupid person, I just have no knowledge or expertise in these areas of study. I also am very electronically challenged. I don’t like my computer and don’t even know the difference between an ipad and a notebook. I don’t understand gigabytes and CD Roms. But, I m not a stupid individual.
Now, being stupid is a whole other matter. According to the same dictionary, stupid means,” slow of mind, given to unintelligent decisions, acting in a careless manner, unreasonable thinking, and making poor choices”. I have also heard it said that a stupid person is one who continues to do the same thing over and over, but expects a different result. To change the results you are having, you must change the way you are doing things.
If I keep eating bags of candy, I will get fat. If I run across the ice, I probably will fall and break something. If I don’t pay my electric bill, they will turn off my power. These are all stupid choices; but to change those results I have to change my actions. I should stop eating too much candy, walk carefully across the ice, and pay the electric bill.

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(01-05-2019, 02:29 PM)SkyCat Wrote: ...and don't forget the Dunning–Kruger effect.

Many schools have reinforced this thinking. I think it's a common problem with a lot of Millennials I've interviewed. Rather than lying about their ability, I've found that they actually believe the BS they put in a CV or deliver in an interview. The last thing they expect is, to be challenged or tested on these topics.
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#37
Quote:To change the results you are having, you must change the way you are doing things.

That is the key.

And the way to change actions is change the way you are thinking about things.

Thoughts become actions, actions create habits, habits build character, character builds a life.

If people knew how powerful thoughts are, they would never disempower themselves again.

And we all have that ability.

Do we practice it?

Of course not.

That doesn't mean we don't have it. But we make a habit of thinking: can't do it, doesn't work, will never work, get outta town, f off, leave me alone, whatever it takes to do the precise disempowering opposite every day of every week of our short time here.

It's like we're programmed to be unsuccessful, take the hand off the tiller for a mere second and the ship rounds into the wind and the sails flap.

Interesting, ain't it.
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#38
I give up. Mankind is doomed. Why prolong it. You post the most important discovery in the history of mankind to end suffering, free for everyone and the thread gets locked and no one cares, but post about junk food shrinking the weenies, they get all excited and spread stupid far and wide.
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#39
i'm smarter than 99.9% (military iq test - you have to take it during your medical examination) and you wouldn't even notice because you're too dumb to even grasp the meaning of higher intelligence.
btw same goes for me and ppl who are smarter than me.^^
i encountered some mentally retarded people during my work in psychiatry and it didn't seem like they viewed themselves as any less gifted than normal people. sure, they realized that other people are "smarter" but they definitely didn't realize how much smarter they were and what impact this "smartness" had on their lives. which is another point: normal people suck at life - they constantly have problems and unresolved issues. i definitely have problems and issues in my life too just like everybody else - the difference is that i solve them: they aren't a constant in my life. 90% of my life goes unbothered by any problems because i simply solve them. 1dunno1
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#40
(01-06-2019, 05:38 AM)MaximalGravity Wrote:
(01-05-2019, 02:29 PM)SkyCat Wrote: ...and don't forget the Dunning–Kruger effect.

Many schools have reinforced this thinking. I think it's a common problem with a lot of Millennials I've interviewed. Rather than lying about their ability, I've found that they actually believe the BS they put in a CV or deliver in an interview. The last thing they expect is, to be challenged or tested on these topics.

A perfect example of this occurring nowadays is when you send in a resume for a position now you are suppose to mirror the description of the job in your resume. You use the words they use. It is so freaken weird, they won't no real history, just match it up to the description.

My daughter and I were just discussing this. Even she finds it odd and she is 40.
1785: Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just”

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for awhile but it's not going away. Elvis Presley
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