The Advantages of Stupidity

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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...