You’re Right: You DO Have the Right to Be Stupid
||lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
||characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: a stupid question.
||tediously dull, esp. due to lack of meaning or sense; inane; pointless: a stupid party.
||annoying or irritating; troublesome: Turn off that stupid radio.
||in a state of stupor; stupefied: stupid from fatigue.
||Slang. excellent; terrific.
||Informal. a stupid person.
Some people judge attractiveness. Others are predisposed to judging style. My thing? I judge stupidity. There have been many a time when I’ve read or heard something and said aloud, “How the fuck can you be so stupid?” It’s an intuitive and natural reflex. I’m not a jerk about it; I don’t go around criticizing people for silly mistakes, i.e., misplacing your keys or using baking powder instead of baking soda. But I do judge. It’s part of what makes me human. I’m pretty sure you do it, too.
Here’s the thing though: I hate stupidity. I really really do. Not the so-stupid-they’re-funny people, but the ones who think they’ve got something valid going on upstairs. When I see someone ranting about something and expecting people to take them seriously, I just wanna slap em upside the head and go, “Look, buddy. Sure you’ve got an opinion. But unless you make a clear and articulate argument for it, then it ain’t valid. Not in my book.”
So, yeah. I’ll disagree with you, and I’ll be intellectual and respectful about it. But don’t take me for a fool: I know that people only get defensive when their pride is hurt. I’m used to it. Weak people can’t stand me.