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#499276 - 06/29/15 09:00 PM Define stupidity.
RileyH Offline


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What is stupidity, and what is the difference between stupidity and lack of knowledge? Further, what, if anything, changes in the acknowledgement of one's lack of knowledge?

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#499277 - 06/29/15 09:27 PM Re: Define stupidity. [Re: RileyH]
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"Lack of knowledge" is commonly known as ignorance.

As for "stupidity", see the first of the Nine Satanic Sins:

http://www.churchofsatan.com/nine-satanic-sins.php
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#499278 - 06/29/15 11:59 PM Re: Define stupidity. [Re: RileyH]
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Ignorance can be fixed.

Stupidity is permanent.
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#499281 - 06/30/15 12:13 PM Re: Define stupidity. [Re: RileyH]
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Quote:
Stupidity:
The top of the list for Satanic Sins. The Cardinal Sin of Satanism. Itís too bad that stupidity isnít painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity. It depends on people going along with whatever they are told. The media promotes a cultivated stupidity as a posture that is not only acceptable but laudable. Satanists must learn to see through the tricks and cannot afford to be stupid.


I would say that stupidity has a lot to do with the lack of common sense and the lack of critical thinking. To be stupid is to be easily tricked or manipulated and/or to make detrimental mistakes that are easily avoided by just taking a minute to think about your situation. That is my interpretation.


Edited by Arjay (06/30/15 12:14 PM)
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#499282 - 06/30/15 01:30 PM Re: Define stupidity. [Re: RileyH]
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I see two aspects that define stupidity in a practical sense.

Stupidity is either the INABILITY to respond to evidence or the UNWILLINGNESS to respond to evidence.

There exist very smart, even brilliant individuals who have the ABILITY to respond to evidence but in some categories will still stubbornly be UNWILLING to do so.

So to avoid stupidity regarding any issue requires both the CAPABILITY as well as the WILLINGNESS to do so.

However, and I cannot emphasize this too much, you can never really BE a "stupid person". Stupidity is a measure of your behavior (thoughts, feelings, actions) and not a self-definition.

Anyone can do stupid things but there is always the possibility for learning to do better.

Identity is not utility. The machine is not its product. You are not what you do.

P.S. There is no such thing as a stupid cat. grin

P.P.S. CAPS here are for clarity of reading and not meant to imply anything else. wink

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#499284 - Yesterday at 04:02 AM Re: Define stupidity. [Re: RileyH]
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The old saying is still the best definition: Stupid is as stupid does.

You are what you do. You continually do stupid things, you are stupid.

Of course, most people exist via cognitive dissonance: Only a stupid person would make the wrong decision, and I'm not a stupid person so therefore I have made the right decision.

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#499287 - Yesterday at 03:29 PM Re: Define stupidity. [Re: Nemo]
Drake_Bamboozle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nemo
The machine is not its product. You are not what you do.


Not directly. But if the product is perpetually shit, then one has to assume the machine is shit.
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#499290 - Yesterday at 05:17 PM Re: Define stupidity. [Re: Drake_Bamboozle]
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Don't blame the machine for an operator malfunction! grin

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