At 4/25/13 11:38 AM, Viper50 wrote:
At 4/25/13 11:33 AM, SirJeffofShorter wrote:
It does not follow that all people are stupid and thus need to admit they are stupid. A smart person denying that they are smart is just as delusional as a stupid person thinking they are smart.Dude almost everyone is stupid in some way, shape, or form.
At least some people can admit it....
It of course depends on how you define stupid. Of course we have a different definition, thus the confusion. Even brilliant people do some stupid things, but if a substantial amount of the decisions you make lead to ignorant results then you are stupid. Anything above 30%. I could spend all day telling you what I mean specifically, and we could argue for a week, or I could use the overly general dictionary definition, which is pretty much worthless.
Anyway, most people view stupidity in terms of frequency. We may vary on where we draw the line, but that is the commonly held view. The best we can do in terms of that specific idea in the English language. To say that I must have done at least a few stupid things in my life (which is true) and then say that one bad decision makes me stupid is about as pointless as saying that one good decision makes me smart.
If you want to nitpick that is up to you, of course. It seems like a popular pastime around here, for people that want to pump of their egos, but about as useful as being a grammar nazi on a forum.