Most people say being stupid will lead to nowhere. They claim
that stupidity is the worst possible condition in which to spend
one's life and ,if possible, should be completely avoided. They
even suggest if the symptoms of stupidity are caught in the early
stages, it can easily be treated by a surgeon. Yet, perhaps if
people take a closer look at some of the advantages stupidity has to
offer, they would not have such a negative attitude toward it. In reading
this paper one will understand the advantages of stupidity.
The first advantage is very easy to understand. Stupid people are
never asked to do much. 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 dismiss. 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. Because when the intellectually-challenged show any hint
of achievement they surprise everyone. Stupid people have a lot of free time on
their hands for more of life’s truly meaningful pleasures. Some of these
activities are combing facial hair, counting the pixels on a TV/screen and
gathering around the glow of a bug zapper.
Smart people on the other hand have no free time. Smart people are always
busy thinking about the most annoying things like should I buy or sell, why do
black-holes emit radiation and just thinking about thinking. And when they are
not thinking intellectual ly they are trying to create cold-fusion, or hold peace
talks or even catalogue the human genome. All that braininess is good and well
but it detracts from the real fun in life. Smart people never have enought time to
just sit back and watch the grass grow.
Admittedly, stupidity has certain disadvantages. Life is not a bowl
of cherries. And being stupid does not make it any fruitier. Being
stupid can annoy even the most insensitive people. If one acts
stupid in the wrong crowd, such as 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." These are
all true, yet there are still many advantages to stupidity.
Someone with the "advantage" of stupidity might have a hard
time doing certain tasks, or setting things up. This isn't all
bad. 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. When was the last time someone stupid
said something, and made one think about it? It seems that people
are always talking about someone else’s dumb idea. An example of
such an idea would be, "How many stories will that teacher
tell before having a stroke?", “ How many years will I spend locked up
for tearing off that DO NOT REMOVE tag on the upholstery?”, and “ I would
give my right arm to be ambidextrous.”
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 village idiot . The reason for
this is that while a stupid person thinks with their head, they do
not do so in 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
have normally. Thus, if someone else should say, "That was
a stupid idea!" one should merely look that person straight in the
eye, and say, "Thank-you!" This also means that the