Is there a cure for stupidity? Daily Post Topic # 331

Is there a cure for stupidity?. Stupidity can mean a few different things here. If we define it as lack of knowledge I would say there is a cure for it. The cure is learning and an excellent tutor–or at least a tutor willing to stand in the trenches with you (like me 🙂 ). But that isn’t really what stupidity is by my definition, anyway.

Stupidity is sometimes used to mean someone that is inexperienced or naive. But that isn’t necessarily stupid unless the person is completely unwilling to learn from his/her mistakes. Then the cure would be to let the person suffer the consequences and hope that the person learns to change.

But if we define stupidity to mean someone that insists on doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results—well that is stupid. I don’t know if there is a cure for that! ;-).

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
This entry was posted in Misc blogger activities and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Is there a cure for stupidity? Daily Post Topic # 331

  1. auntyuta says:

    Refering to this kind of stupidity I heard people say: ‘Only God can help him.’

    • Kate Kresse says:

      I heard that one too! The question itself made me laugh. I could hear the chiding of many of the teachers of my youth when I considered this question. They were always on me for “not working up to my abilities”. Now that I am a tutor I REALLY understand what they meant. Now that I am a tutor I REALLY understand how they knew.

  2. “…doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results—well that is stupid. ”

    Not to mention plain crazy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s