“You Can’t Fix Stupid”

According to comedian Ron White, “You can’t fix stupid.”  This raises the question: Is there really a cure for stupidity?  For ignorance there is a cure, becoming aware and learning what you do not know.  However, stupidity is a little more complex.

Stupidity is not just a lack of knowledge, but instead it is a refusal to learn or a decision to act against common sense or what you already know.  Either of these options rule out ignorance’s cure of learning as a cure for stupidity.

One could suggest that a negative outcome to a stupid action might teach a stupid person not to act in such an idiotic fashion.  To counter that suggestion, I say that such an option would be negated by the very essence of stupidity itself.  The reason is that the first time one acts with a negative outcome is a mistake.  It is not until one repeats that action that he or she is stupid.  This leads me to believe that Albert Einstein was mistaken when he said, “insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”; perhaps he should have said stupidity.

I cannot think of another possible cure for stupidity and I have never heard another offered.  As such, Ron White may have been right.  I would take it even further and say that stupidity is an incurable disease, rampant among humanity.

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  1. OK…the title is catchy…and of course, Ron White is hilarious….but I am not sure answered your own question…”insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”; perhaps he should have said stupidity.” So are you equating insanity with stupidity? (or are you debating Einstein???)
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