Dumbness Essay, Research Paper
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. 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 along the lines of work ethic and even how their minds work. I will also show you that they have a large amount of free time and how they are forever ingrained in the minds of the more intelligent.
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. A close friend was quoted as saying, “ the working habits of a stupid idiot suck, they work like crap.” Yet, this creates a positive situation for the stupid person. They will 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, and counting the pixels on a Sony TV.
Free time is also 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 else’s dumb idea. For example, in my 12th grade english c “How many stories will that English teacher drop before having a stroke?” This would suggest that stupid people might 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 true. All stupid minds have different ideas, each idea being original.
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 his or her work except for him or her. 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!
One of the final advantages of stupidity is that stupid people are always remembered, even after graduation day. It has been noticed how a quiet person is always hard to detect, and often remains anonymous. There is a very good reason for this. The mind has a hard time keeping quiet people in its memory track. But it is much easier and pleasing for the mind to remember someone really stupid. Anyway, when was the last time one laughed at an idiot in ones grade 12 class? When was the last time one laughed at the little kid at the back of the room? The evidence here proves how stupid people last longer in someone’s thoughts. The largest advantage, which arises from stupidity, is that it takes up 2/3 of DNA storage space, which is excellent for keeping stupidity in the family. Stupid: Slow to learn or understand, marked by lack of intelligence.
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.
Thus, stupidity clearly has many advantages, as long as someone is smart enough to use them! It is important to understand that stupid people are like all other humans physically. Yet, because of the difference between smart and stupid people, smart human beings should give them some breathing space. Teachers can learn that someone graced with stupidity deserves more respect. After all, they are special.