It seems that if you watch the news or read anything that is considered “newsworthy” there is a layer of stupidity behind each story. The layer may thin or thick, depending on what is going on at the moment. Take the morning news, it consists of the FLOTUS spokesperson calling for the boycott of some rapper’s video. Then there is another hot topic concerning Tucker Carlson and his inability to visit restaurants. How is any of this newsworthy?
The world is full of people, and we are not all the brightest bulbs in the package. Each of us has our weakness. Albert Einstein is often given credit for the statement, “ Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” It is difficult to disagree with this statement. In life, we often encounter “stupid people.” These individuals seem to go out of their way to make life hard for everyone they meet. I was once told that there are no stupid people, they are just smart in a different way. This doesn’t strike me as entirely true. While it is true that we all learn in different ways, it does not seem to be true that people are not stupid.
As a young man, I was often told that when you argue with a fool, it only proves that there are two of them. Mark Twain is credited with the following statement, “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” In my experience this has often proven to be the case. Under no circumstance should you ever argue with someone who is unwilling to change their mind on any subject. Recently, I have found myself in arguments over religious views. Around and around we go, neither of us willing to change our perspective, nor are we willing to hear what the other has to say. As soon as something is posted, both of us are busy trying to dismantle the other’s argument. This is an exercise in futility. The art of conversation and discussion is lost in this society. Gone are the days when one can agree to disagree.
Given the state of society today, I better put a disclaimer on this post. I was not alive when Mark Twain or Albert Einstein may or may not have made the statements listed above. If for any reason, one of my readers are offended I apologize. It is not my intention to offend. The following link is where I found the statements:
I hope you all have a great day today. Take care and see you soon!