The Advantages of Stupidity

Most people say being stupid will lead no where. They

claim that it is the worst possible condition in which to

spend one\'s life, and if possible, it should be completely

avoided. They would even suggest if the symptoms of

stupidity are caught in the early stages, it could easily be

treated by a surgeon. The most effective method used to do

this is the chainsaw technique, later described in volume

two. Yet, perhaps if people took a closer look at some

of the advantages stupidity had to offer, they wouldn\'t have

such a negative attitude toward it. After reading this

paper, one will understand the advantages of stupidity.

Admittedly, stupidity has certain disadvantages. Life isn\'t

a bowl of cherries. And being stupid doesn\'t make it any

fruitier. Being stupid can annoy even the most sensitive

people. If one acts stupid, and does it in the wrong crowd,

like a group of adults, it will seem more immature than

funny. If one is forced to act stupid while dealing with

lower life forms, for example, high school teachers, one may

encounter barriers such as cruelty and insensitivity, with

the utterance of statements like, "Think with your head

straight!" or, "You have a brain, use it." Yet these are

all true, there are still many advantages to stupidity.

The first advantage is very easy to understand. Stupid

people are never asked to do a lot. Many have noticed that

people tend to steer away from someone they feel may be

stupid. This is for a very good reason. The stupidity

which they posses makes a name for themselves, a name which

can be very difficult to shake. Possibly, it is a word

which describes the working habits of the person, such as

"crappy". Yet, this creates a positive situation for the

stupid person. They will have a lot of free time on their

hands for more of lifes truly meaningful pleasures. Some of

these activities are combing facial hair, and counting the

pixels on a Sony TV. Now, there has been a rumour going

around that suggests that stupid people have low

expectations. This is true. They are so stupid that they

don\'t realize great from O.K. They could have a Sanyo

cordless phone, but would probably choose instead a Pierre

Cardin alarm clock telephone, because it comes free with

their sensamatic folding bed. And someone with the

"advantage" of stupidity might have a hard time doing

certain tasks, or setting things up. Yet this isn\'t all

bad. For example, if a stupid person leaves the chore, and

comes back to it later, no one will be able to understand

it. Would they get fired from their job? No. For the very

simple reason that no one would understand their work except

for them. The job would have to be given back to the stupid

person, perhaps with a higher salary, or someone would do it

for them, leaving them with even more free time!

Free time is great for brainstorming (Admittedly this seems

to be a bad choice of words!). Yet the ideas stupid people

create tend to be original. For example, when was the last

time someone stupid said something, and made one think about

it? It seems that people are always talking about someone

elses dumb idea. An example of such an idea would be, "How

many stories will that english teacher drop before having a

stroke?" This would suggest that stupid people may have the

upper hand when it comes to thinking up original ideas. In

fact, the next time someone wants an original idea for

something, they should try talking to their local, community

stupid person. The reason for this is that while a stupid

person thinks with his head, he does not do so an organized

manner. This is why they have so much creativity. By

thinking in this fashion, their ideas have a natural

tendency to flow more easily, without the interruptions

which occur from the editing of thoughts that logical people

would have normally. Thus if someone else should say to

one, "That was a stupid idea!" one should merely look that

person straight in the eye, and say, "Thank-you!" This also

means that the claim, "Stupid minds think alike." is not