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Topic: Who/what determines stupidity?
Posted By: eanaj5
Subject: Who/what determines stupidity?
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 3:41pm
what is your personal definition of a stupid person?
Is stupidity the same as ignorance? A subcategory?
What qualifications do you have to determine what stupid is or does?
Would anyone you know consider you stupid?
How does common sense/ knowledge/ intellect (or lack thereof) play a role in stupidity?


Discuss.


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 4:09pm
Stupidity is the inability to apply the knowledge you have obtained. 

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Posted By: Lhdc2011
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 6:13pm
In my eyes it's more like the inability to absorb knowledge, someone without rationale or sense. 

I don't think anyone would consider me stupid unless they were stupid themselves.

When I think of ignorance, I think of someone who doesn't know but can and will know once "it" is explained to them. When I think of someone who is stupid, they will deny facts because they can't understand.

I don't trust tests to decide whether someone is "stupid" or not, such as IQ tests, but they sure are fun.



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Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 6:14pm
Stupid is, as stupid does. -FG

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Posted By: Babydoll9163
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 6:21pm
Ignorance is the capability to learn/do better, but actively refusing to. Stupidity is limited/no ability to learn/do better.

Common sense is a form of intelligence.



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Stupid ppl are like a unicorn. They too do not exist. They are just liberated... liberated from knowledge. -nycdiva


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 6:23pm
One could say that White people are stupid when it comes to understanding racism... just stupid


Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 6:26pm
Someone who constantly tries to go by their own understanding and feelings despite how many facts and truth you bring to them. Ignorance leads to stupidity, depending on how much sh!t one chooses to ignore.

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Posted By: honeyb87
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 6:34pm
Stupidity is the absolute inability or refusal to gain knowledge and enlightenment. Ignorance leads to stupidity.


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Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 6:35pm
I don't know what stupid is. 
But I know what foolish is. Maybe they are the same thing, but a foolish person relies on his own understanding and creates his own wisdom to explain a world he came and met, and tells it what it is. 



Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 7:24pm
I encountered people who said stupid things but I don't think I met a person who really "stupid"...well I think

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Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 7:31pm
stupid ppl are like a unicorn.
they too do not exist.
they are just liberated. liberated from knowledge.


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Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by Babydoll9163 Babydoll9163 wrote:

Ignorance is the capability to learn/do better, but actively refusing to. Stupidity is limited/no ability to learn/do better.

Common sense is a form of intelligence.


This


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 7:53pm
what does the dictionary say?

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Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 8:03pm

stu·pid

  [stoo-pid, styoo]  http://dictionary.reference.com/help/luna/Spell_pron_key.html" rel="nofollow -  Show IPA adjective, stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est, noun.


Posted By: blaquefoxx
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 8:06pm
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=stupid&allowed_in_frame=0" rel="nofollow - stupid (adj.) http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=stupid" rel="nofollow">Look up stupid at Dictionary.com
1540s, "mentally slow," from M.Fr. stupide, from L. stupidus "amazed, confounded," lit. "struck senseless," from stupere "be stunned, amazed, confounded," from PIE *(s)tupe- "hit," from root *(s)teu- (see http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=steep&allowed_in_frame=0" rel="nofollow - steep (adj.)).

Native words for this idea include negative compounds with words for "wise" (cf. O.E. unwis, unsnotor, ungleaw), also dol (see http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=dull&allowed_in_frame=0" rel="nofollow - dull ), and dysig (see http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=dizzy&allowed_in_frame=0" rel="nofollow - dizzy ). Stupid retained its association with stupor and its overtones of "stunned by surprise, grief, etc." into mid-18c. The difference between stupid and the less opprobrious foolish roughly parallels that of Ger. töricht vs. dumm but does not exist in most European languages.


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Posted By: Babydoll9163
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 8:08pm
Originally posted by nycdiva357 nycdiva357 wrote:

stupid ppl are like a unicorn.
they too do not exist.
they are just liberated. liberated from knowledge.


LOG OFF! LOLLOLLOL

New siggy found.



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Stupid ppl are like a unicorn. They too do not exist. They are just liberated... liberated from knowledge. -nycdiva


Posted By: Derri
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 8:18pm
LOLCry


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 8:21pm
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

what does the dictionary say?

So your telling me you can't articulate your own definition of stupid without the assistance of Mr. Webster? Interesting


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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:07pm
Your sarcasm is so not cute.

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Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:11pm
Well it's a good thing I dont care about what you think is cute isnt it?



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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:18pm
Um....I wasn't talking to you............lmao

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Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:19pm
oh,well, carry on then Beer


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Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:22pm
i thought i was about to witness a fight..lol

BB who you talking to boo?


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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:27pm
Well..that post was for you, nyc

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Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:29pm
my sarcasm is more than cute...
so you are wrong.

next time quote me.. and say it w/ ya chest.

lol


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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:33pm
But I hate quoting on my phone!!!


but yea...soooooooooooo uncute



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Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:36pm
you didn't have to quote to say my name.

and i dont recall posting for your benefit.

too many ppl on bhm think i post for their enjoyment....it makes me giggle.

it was a joke based on another thread...
baby thought it was cute..
take it up w/ her.


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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:46pm
I think you're thinking too deeply about it.....lol


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Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:49pm
i promise im not. lol

im watching trailers for a new show. and keeping it cute.


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Posted By: BBpants
Date Posted: Jan 04 2013 at 10:52pm
That's great Party Have fun 

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