Bitch on the Blog

September 13, 2016

Simple

Filed under: Amusement,Communication,Observations — bitchontheblog @ 15:55

Despite what some people think of me I am charitable when it comes to intelligence. Not everyone is Einstein. Not that he was tiresome. But some people are STUPID. Not as in village idiot, or lovable stupid, just stupid.  It’s painful to acknowledge it. It’s even more painful that you can’t tell a stupid person that they are stupid. First of all they wouldn’t know what you are talking about (otherwise they’d not be stupid), secondly it’d be downright cruel (and rude). So you say nothing. Or rather I say nothing.And suffer. In silence.

U

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16 Comments »

  1. I figure most of us are stupid at times, so who am I to point fingers?

    Comment by cheerfulmonk — September 13, 2016 @ 17:25 | Reply

    • It’s not about “pointing fingers”, Jean. Sometimes you just have to acknowledge the truth for what it is.

      Obviously I do agree with you that all of us “are stupid at times”. But there is stupid and there is stupid. And sometimes one is caught in the moment. Spare me the blushes.

      I nearly stopped there – at the end of my second paragraph. Still, I can’t help myself. I know – don’t know why – real stupid when I see it. It’s more factual, a matter of fact, than damning.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 13, 2016 @ 18:01 | Reply

  2. We’re all stupid, some more than others. Do you have less respect for the more stupid? If not, what’s the big deal?

    Comment by cheerfulmonk — September 13, 2016 @ 19:52 | Reply

    • Nothing to do with respect, Jean. For all I care, and I care a lot, the world may drown in its own drool. Forget I said that. It’s a disgusting image.

      However, I do disagree that we are “all” stupid. I may be. In my own way. But not everyone is. And that’s a fact.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 13, 2016 @ 21:11 | Reply

  3. Makes no difference to me – I just refuse yo engage stupidity (or at least I try too) from any source.

    Comment by shackman — September 13, 2016 @ 20:10 | Reply

    • Easier said than done, Shackman. I am in communication with someone who is, basically, “nice”. But stupid. I don’t hold it against him, neither can I pretend otherwise.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 13, 2016 @ 21:11 | Reply

  4. So how does suffering come in?

    Comment by cheerfulmonk — September 13, 2016 @ 22:33 | Reply

    • “Suffering” in as much as, obviously, you can’t hold inborn stupidity against anyone. So you don’t point it out to them. As I said that’d be just unkind. And wouldn’t achieve anything.

      There is, of course, another type of stupidity (including mine) which no one has any compunction pointing out to me. But that “stupidity” has nothing to do with intelligence. Unfortunately.

      Which reminds me, and not just because of your Stanford background, I’d like to hear your take on it: How do the truly super intelligent look at those not up to their standard? Mind you, and now it becomes really interesting, even whilst writing down that last sentence, I realize that there are so many different types of intelligence. Are they comparable? Is one better (more useful) than an other? And I still remember the day when (probably in america) the term “emotionally intelligent” was coined. Maybe worthy of another discussion – and, to some extent, what you, Jean, often talk about though you haven’t used that precise term.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 14, 2016 @ 04:40 | Reply

  5. suffer in silence? I doubt that

    Comment by going gently — September 13, 2016 @ 22:33 | Reply

    • John, hi, good to see you again over here, gently treading the ground. Thanks for making me smile. I know you’ll find it hard to believe, and all evidence points in the other direction – you are right, but even I have ability to keep my mouth shut when the occasion asks for it.

      Albert greetings,
      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 14, 2016 @ 04:43 | Reply

  6. Stupidity often goes hand in hand with ignorance. If people are simply unaware of the facts, they make stupid, uninformed statements. If they were better informed, they would say something more “intelligent”. But trying to acquaint someone with a few relevant facts is often an uphill task. They believe what they want to believe and don’t want the truth to get in the way.

    Comment by nick — September 14, 2016 @ 07:46 | Reply

    • Yes, Nick, and I won’t mention the first thing that came to my mind reading your comment. It’s too painful and I will not soil my own comment box with it. Hint: Recent history, ca 23 June 2016.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 14, 2016 @ 08:38 | Reply

      • Yes indeed, a good example. A stupid result based largely on a staggering pack of lies!

        Comment by nick — September 14, 2016 @ 20:01 | Reply

  7. it depends what the “stupidity” references…what might seem stupid to you may not be entirely stupid to another.

    apparently I’ve done a few stupid things in the last month – especially in regard to this “move I’m making” and I had to explain at least twice why I’ve booked the 8am removal people! Apparently too, I have to be kept being told a variety of other things in regards to this move – if someone else reminds me to “label” the boxes!

    Comment by cedar51 — September 14, 2016 @ 20:29 | Reply

  8. Stupidity seems to come more from emotion than knowledge (or lack thereof) -just look at the political debate going on here this election season. And U – I too find it hard to believe ypu suffer in silence – LOL you like to argue/debate/discuss too much for that to be true

    Comment by shackman — September 16, 2016 @ 15:12 | Reply

    • Yes, Shackman, however, as time marches on, and possibly the hardest lesson of my life, I do have to zip it at times. The question, by way of self discipline, I increasingly ask myself: What do I want to achieve by opening my mouth? And, if I do [make myself heard], does it achieve anything? And if I come to the conclusion that nothing is to be achieved (ref brick wall) I keep shtum.

      Of course, one might say – and you of all people know what I am talking about – that NOT saying what you really think is an indictment. As I am getting older a lot of people in my life are getting even OLDER. So where, once upon a time, I might have kindled a fiery discussion I now leave the “old” folks to it and bite my tongue. Should anyone ever feel like that with me will be the day I die.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 24, 2016 @ 11:56 | Reply


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