Stupidity vs Common Sense....


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....Mods; this is not intended to be an insult to anyone, rather as a way for those using their brains appropriately to give their honest opinions.

I saw this debate somewhere (an the members are all professionals in management and micro-credits) and the following are some of the contributions (un-edited on anything minus their names of course):


Initial Comment
Stupidity VS Common Sense who wins..?!

Please share your thoughts and personal experiences..
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First Comment
Never heard of stupidity ever won. Why debate on such stupid topics
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Second Comment

Thank you for sharing with me your thoughts..!! however there are too many people who believe that inteligence has a limit while stupidiry does not...
Many philosophs , mathematicians etc have a debate for this subject for centuries.. btw i have copy pasted below a quote by Albert Einstein about the stupidity and another one about the common sense..
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"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
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Now of i get it right you believe that common sence wins over stupidity right..?? While many others believe that stupidity is unbeatable..
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Third Comment
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us..!! well i would certainly agree with you .. but then ... i'm thinking of :

A. The Germans are highly educated people with culture and history but they have voted for Adolf Hitler to be their leader and they have started a world war against the whole universe .. wich is against the common sense or is a stupidity right..??

B. Another example is the US administration spent zillions of US & for the Lewinski "scandal" .. when they could spend this Megabig amount for something better right..?? which means is against the common sense or is a stupidity..??

Perhaps stupidity has much bigger "depth" that all of us think..?? Just a thought..
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Thank you for your message.and for sharing your thoughts with us.. !! I hear what you say but the fact is that if you speak to your HR dep/t they 'll assure you that quite often higly skilled and very potential pro's are leaving their job's because they can't deal longer with "stupidity" ( or at least that's' what they believe..) i'm pretty confident that your sales or the purchasing dep/t will agree and they'll give you a number of examples that somebody - somehow didn't throw away a challenge or opened his/er mouth @ the wrong time with the wrong attitude and a good deal went away..

I 've seen your comments (which btw are wellcomed ..!!)- you said :( this is a forum for intellectuals and professional , one should avoid such topics) - and i'm thinking that too many pro's out there sufering from an idiot , customer , colleague , Mgr , or Boss etc and by sharing our experiences or exchange ideas we could assist some of them ..

On the other hand if someone believes that this topic is below her/is level doesnt't need to join.. (simple as that..)
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Fourth Comment
To quote John Wayne, "Life's tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid." and Benjamin Franklin said, "Common sense is not so common [as you've been led to believe]." However, there is a difference between being stupid and ignorant. Stupid can't understand; ignorant can with the application of common sense.
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Fifth Comment
"Arrogance is a creature. It does not have senses.It has only a sharp tongue and the pointing finger." ― Toba Betatags: arrogance, sign-of-weakness

"Without humor, we'd all be what we're laughing at. Without arrogance, we'd be humiliated to admit we already are." ― Benson Bruno,

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. Maya Angelou
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Sixth Comment
Unfortunately "common sense" is not so common. Stupidity prevails in a world where the standardization of the educational system produces very few people who actually think.
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Seventh Comment
Stupidity can bring common sence. Not preferred but... Ignorance and stupidity are two different things though. What may be viewed as a less than preferred approach could also be limitations imposed by the organizational dynamics. Change is change regardless of speed or adoption rate.
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So lads and lasses, what do you think?
 
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stupidity is :A S thumbs_up:common sense is:A S thumbs_down:
 

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