Nick Smith

Fresh. Comp 2
2-25-04
Stupid People
Most people say being stupid will lead nowhere. 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. Perhaps if people took a closer look at some of the advantages
stupidity has to offer, they wouldn’t have such a negative attitude toward
it.

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 someone acts stupid, and does
it in the wrong crowd, like a group of adults, it will seem more immature
than funny. If someone is forced to act stupid while dealing with lower
life forms, for example, high school teachers, they 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.” Even
though these are all true, there are still many advantages to stupidity.

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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 labels them as a stupid person; once they have
been given this label it is very hard to shake it off. Possibly, it is a
word that 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 lives truly meaningful
pleasures. There has been a rumor going around that suggests that stupid
people have low expectations. This is true, but they are so stupid that
they don’t realize great from O.K. They could have a cordless phone, but
would probably choose instead an alarm, clock, radio, and telephone because
they will think that it is cool to be able to listen to the radio and talk
on the telephone at the same time. 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 expect to understand his or her stupidity. The ideas stupid people
create tend to be original. For example, when was the last time someone
stupid said something, and made you 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 Physics teacher fall out of a
twenty story building 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 that occur from the
editing of thoughts that logical people would have normally. Thus if
someone else should say to you, “That was a stupid idea!” you 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 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. When was the last time you laughed
at an idiot in your class? When was the last time you laughed at the
little kid at the back of the room? The evidence here proves how stupid
people last longer in someone’s thoughts.

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. Contrary to common belief, stupidity is not a disease. Even though
it has some disadvantages, the advantages clearly show that stupidity can
often be a privilege rather that a hindrance in the stupid persons life.