I Don’t Get Stupidity
At different points in time I was so bad at school that it still embarrasses me to think about it. Believe me, I know what it means to feel stupid.
What confounds me is that stupidity obviously does not equal the absence of intelligence.
On the other hand, I believe intelligence is highly overrated: it doesn’t prevent people from doing stupid things. We wouldn’t have economic, political, or social crises and we wouldn’t have this president-elect. But we do.
So, what then is stupidity? Where does it start, where does it end? What’s the opposite of it if not intelligence?