SO here is the video...It's about an hour long, and in combination with the 5 Basic Laws and some helpful pointers from ya Unka Nutz below you will be able to spot and avoid a Stupid person and your life will be all the better for it...Try it today!
Function: adjective Etymology: Middle French stupide, from Latin stupidus, from stupEre to be numb, be astonished -- more at TYPE
1 a : slow of mind : OBTUSE b : given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner c : lacking intelligence or reason : BRUTISH
2 : dulled in feeling or sensation : TORPID
3 : marked by or resulting from unreasoned thinking or acting :
4 a : lacking interest or point stupid event> b : VEXATIOUS, EXASPERATING
- stu·pid·ly adverb
- stu·pid·ness noun synonyms STUPID,
The Basic Laws of Human Stupidityby Carlo M. Cipolla, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
in Whole Earth Review, Spring 1987
At first, the statement sounds trivial, vague and horribly ungenerous. Closer scrutiny will however reveal its realistic veracity. No matter how high are one's estimates of human stupidity, one is repeatedly and recurrently startled by the fact that:
b. day after day, with unceasing monotony, one is harassed in one's activities by stupid individuals who appear suddenly and unexpectedly in the most inconvenient places and at the most improbable moments.
2. The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.
Although convinced that fractions of human beings are stupid and that they are so because of genetic traits, I am not a reactionary trying to reintroduce surreptitiously class or race discrimination, I firmly believe stupidity is an indiscriminate privilege of all human groups and is uniformly distributed according to a constant proportion.
3. A stupid person is a person who caused losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
5. A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person. The corollary of the Law is that: A stupid person is more dangerous than a bandit.
Essentially stupid people are dangerous and damaging because reasonable people find it difficult to imagine and understand unreasonable behavior. An intelligent person may understand the logic of a bandit. The bandit's actions follow a pattern of rationality:nasty rationality, if you like, but still rationality. The bandit wants a plus on his account. Since he is not intelligent enough to devise ways of obtaining the plus as well as providing you with a plus, he will produce his plus by causing a minus to appear on your account. All this is bad, but it is rational and if you are rational you can predict it. You can foresee a bandit's actions, his nasty maneuvers and ugly aspirations and often can build up your defenses.
With a stupid person all this is absolutely impossible as explained by the Third Basic Law. A stupid creature will harass you for no reason, for no advantage, without any plan or scheme and at the most improbable times and places. You have no rational way of telling if and when and how and why the stupid creature attacks. When confronted with a stupid individual you are completely at his mercy. Because the stupid person's actions do not conform to the rules of rationality, it follows that:
In a country which is moving downhill, the fraction of stupid people is still equal to s; however in the remaining population one notices among those in power an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity (sub-area B2 of quadrant B in figure 3) and among those not in power an equally alarming growth in the number of helpless individuals (are H in basic graph, fig. 1). Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the s fraction and makes decline a certainty. And the country goes to Hell.
I guess the question would be if a person is profoundly Stupid like Iraq War supporters or Bush supporters for that matter then there isn't any hope...Then there are degree's of Stupidity and one dosn't neccessarrily have to remain stuck in any level of Stupidity but the closer you get to and the more a person does Stupid shyt the harder it will be for them to rebound...IM JUST SAYING! Test it out for yourself...I have and it's almost down to a science...Like the Monday Morning Theory...Which postulates that Monday's are a Stupid peoples day because they have been sitting at home all weekend bored because they are stupid and without friends, no Internet at home or cannot get it to work and can't wait to get back to work on Monday's where they have a captive audience for eight hours to ply they trade...It's a beautiful theory when applied to today's world...There is no other excuse, definition or meaning to it...MOST PEOPLE ARE JUST STUPID! This is not just a local phenomenon, but it is a worldwide epidemic!
I can vouch for those folks in Vineland, NJ...I lived down the street a bit in Pleasantville, NJ...Seems that whole state might be a little stupid!
Stupid Is As Stupid Does!
The New Defenders Of Getting A Clue!