The Advantages of Stupidity


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