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