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  1. In ancient philosophy, stupidity is understood primarily as imprudence, and is derived from bad upbringing: a person was not taught to anticipate possible developments. In Christian philosophy, stupidity is understood as a symptom of a sinful state, the result of forgetfulness generated by the accumulation of sins: replacing the memory of one's own sins, a person becomes stupid and aggressive. In the new philosophy, stupidity is often understood as a combination of loss of self-control and adherence to prejudice. In modern philosophy, stupidity is understood primarily as the result of everyday distrust, because of which a person loses the distinction between smart and stupid decisions, and in order to overcome the psychological inconveniences associated with this, he begins to support totalitarianism.

  2. Stupidity is a person's choice.
    Every day we all face a choice – read a book or hang out on social networks, watch TV shows or educational programs on the box, go for a drink in the evening with friends or sign up for an open lecture. Stupidity originates from the wrong choice: to follow a simple and pleasant path, not to overcome yourself for the sake of development.
    Everyday stupidity (not to be confused with educational stupidity) comes from inexperience and inattention. And again, it is each person's choice to eliminate this stupidity or to feed it.

  3. Stupidity begins when you lie to yourself, knowing the truth. In the future, when reality shows its arguments, the lie will break about it. And there will remain an understanding of stupidity.

  4. Erasmus of Rotterdam ironically remarked in the “Praise of Stupidity” that it is precisely human stupidity that is the main condition for the diversity of opinions and ideas about life. Stupidity should not be confused with absurdity, as well as with nonsense. Stupidity is as anthropological as possible – it is understood as a product of human activity, while absurdity and nonsense, since the XX century, are considered as phenomena independent of humans (existentialism, post-structuralism). In addition, stupidity has its roots in the tradition of rhetoric, in the practice of translating thoughts through acts of speech. Stupidity necessarily arises from the first attempt to make any judgment about the world. Any utterance contains an element of stupidity – no utterance can “cover” the entire spectrum of human feelings and ideas in a purely linguistic way. Another thing is that stupidity is most often understood as judgments in which, as it seems, the component part of the statement responsible for stupidity prevails over everything else – over the attempt to say something reasonable or state a fact. The more stupid a statement seems to the addressee , the less such a statement is for him (for the addressee) to state facts or deduce some idea.

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  6. Obviously, in stubbornness and ignorance! Not to be confused with perseverance!

    You know for sure that you need to give up your seat in transport to the elderly. But you stubbornly turn your eyes away. “Someone else has to do it.” But they have already turned away. Young guys in a subway car look very stupid in such situations! I see it often!

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