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 true. All stupid minds have different
ideas, each idea being original.
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