Fifteen observations on stupid statements and stupid people.
Having reflected on another of Kevin’s brilliant editorials I wish to add my own observations:
- Stupid statements are generated more often than not by stupid people.
- Seemingly intelligent people are also capable of generating stupid statements.
- Rocks, bricks, sticks, stones and lower forms of animal life cannot be expected to generate stupid statements.
- Stupid statements are therefore necessarily human-generated.
- Stupid statements can be expected to exceed the number of stupid people in existence.
- Stupid statements tend to accumulate over time even after stupid people have departed to another world.
- The number of stupid statements generated by stupid people depends primarily but not exclusively on their stupidity quotient and the stupidity of their audience.
- Stupidity quotient can be a function of both high and low IQ, and political status.
- Stupidity can be multifactorial.
- Stupid people tend not to know they are stupid, or how stupid they are.
- Little self-restraint can therefore be expected to come from stupid-people generating stupid statements.
- Stupid people tend to be oversensitive, impulsive and over-reactive and to call those who are wise ‘arrogant’ (and other defamatory adjectives/or adjectival phases).
- Stupid people tend to use the same stupid logic they use, to argue away their stupidity and in so doing tend to generate even more stupid statements.
- Stupidity seriously endangers the survival of the human race.
- Stupidity of dead people also endangers the survival of the human race.