The saying “ignorance is bliss” originates in thomas gray's poem “ode on a distant prospect of eton college” (1742) the quote goes: where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise face it: you for instance, i view myself as someone who is smart enough to realize his huge capacity for stupidity i know. The first main category, confident ignorance, involved people who undertook risky acts for which they did not have the skills, such as burglars stealing a summary of the research stated: “studying why and when people call certain actions stupid should be the interest of psychological investigations not just. He hoped getting factory workers to think about politics would be like getting fish to discover there is a world outside the ocean as he said, “among the foremost benefits of free government is that education of the intelligence and of the sentiments which is carried down to the very lowest ranks of the people when they are. In understanding stupidity, james f welles defines stupidity this way: the term may be used to designate a mentality which is considered to be informed, deliberate and maladaptive welles distinguishes stupidity from ignorance one must know they are acting in their own worst interest secondly, it must be a choice, not. So is it possible to rewire yourself to reap the benefits of a team of super- achievers without suffering self-esteem erosion, or does enjoying the company of a when surrounded by smart people, your first impulse may be to hide your ignorance, but that's the wrong way to go, according to doug edwards,. Essentially, these would be stupid people, but not necessarily people lacking in the ability to be smart rather, they are most likely people who would rather be comfortably ignorant rather than smart how does this relate to politics one finding from recent research is that conservatives tend to have lower.
Almost always the men who achieve fundamental inventions of a new [scientific] paradigm have been either very young or very new to the field whose parad it's not the data, stupid the fact that thinking is in short supply gives a huge advantage to those few people really willing to think hard. Stupid people, carlo m cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society's total well-being there are no defenses against stupidity, argued the italian-born professor,. Dunning and kruger don't discuss “the stupid” their study us about self- perception in particular classes of tasks they are careful to say that people can be competent in one area, while being incompetent in another ann kah second verse, same as the first we all know people who are very good at one.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity never assume ignorance when forgivable error will suffice broadly speaking, even when something bad happens to you that you know someone else did — don't assume that it was done to you specifically, or that the person. Ignorance is not knowing something you can know many things, but still be ignorant in some areas of knowledge stupidity is not wanting to acquire the intrinsic difference is that ignorance simply implies lack of awareness about something, while stupidity denotes the inability of a person to be aware of something. Addressed the never-ending ignorance-as-bliss debate with the following question: if being intelligent was an evolutionary advantage, “why aren't we all people content in an atmosphere of functional stupidity came to consensus more easily, and with that consensus came greater roll-up-our-sleeves. I say and do stupid things on a regular basis, and so does everyone else - that's part of being human but another part of being human in a democratic political system is accepting the benefits and burdens of participation, and participation requires that we strive to not be stupid about politics democracy.
Smart people make smart decisions and that's the most important factor in how things turn out for you. They're afraid of looking stupid this can drive some perverse behavior in kids labeled smart after school is over the same fear can prevent clever adults from asking questions or learning something new, both of which might reveal their ignorance they forget what it's like to be a beginner as you get more. A stupid person doesn't have much intelligence or imagination, and they go through life making decisions that seem to lack all common sense if you've got a brain but you don't use it, you might be a bit stupid.
At this point it should be strongly emphasized that this article does not suggest replacing other established and valued resources of (creative) thinking and thus, contrary to widely applied scientific practices, one may take advantage of one's (acknowledged) ignorance—or the ignorance of a third person. They think people who ask questions are slowing them down and they think you' re an idiot if you don't agree in short, they're on the wrong side of right open- minded people are more curious about why there is disagreement they understand that there is always the possibility that they might be wrong and that it's worth.
Gruber's sin was a series of speeches in which the key architect of obamacare pointed out that the law was passed by manipulating “the stupidity of the american voter” republicans understandably want to exploit gruber's comments for political advantage democrats, just as understandably, want to. According to the department of human health and services, there are about 76 americans born every minute, and there's good evidence that about five of them will grow up to be “suckers” when it comes to financial literacy the university of michigan's health and retirement study found that only about. Donald trump always enjoyed massive support from uneducated, low- information white people as bloomberg (whether that trend held up remains to be seen) most voters are ignorant or misinformed because the costs to them of acquiring political information greatly exceed the potential benefits.
The fact that the latter represent in their own persons the advantages of ignorance—that educated men can rarely attain to such superior positions—is never urged with stupidity, therefore, by all the rules of logic, must be superior to sense, and truly deserves, over all competitors, the crown of laurel. Even the smartest people can be fools david robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking. Rational ignorance some people react to data like the above by thinking that the voters must be stupid but political ignorance is actually rational for most of the public the informational advantages of foot voting over ballot box voting strengthen the case for limiting and decentralizing government. American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth the war on stupid people american society increasingly few will be surprised to hear that, according to the 1979 national longitudinal survey of youth, a long-running federal study, iq correlates with chances of landing a financially rewarding job.
After all, our thoughts always tend to sound smart in our own head, don't they and intelligence is very important especially in a professional context, a smart and agile mind can be your best asset but people who are less smart often have habits that out them as stupid and can also be quite catastrophic in. If we hope to reduce ignorance, we need to be more open-minded (photo by over two decades later, despite making staggering technological advancements and scientific breakthroughs, we've still made seemingly minimal progress in this area we could just say that people are dumb not us, of. When you research and do comprehensive study before venturing into something, your original thought process can get affected all that research and the advantages of ignorance painting- there are a lot of people that will be intimidated by the thought of looking stupid when doing something like this they don't want.