Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stupidity - A place we've all visited once or twice...


I enjoy being right.  I get a rush when I present an argument that is incontrovertible, especially when it's in response to something that irks me.  I work really hard to always be right.  I double check facts I'm sure of, and confirm that my knowledge and understanding are still current and up-to-date.

And even then, I'm sometimes wrong.  Occasionally, in a big way.  Usually because of something stupid.  Actually, usually because I've been a little stupid.  We've all been there and done that.  Some of us even have the T-shirt.

And it's totally OK to do stupid things occasionally.  It's part of being human, and can sometimes be a little fun.  The trick is to move on as soon as you can, not to hang around and build a place to stay.  If you find you're spending a little too much time in stupidville, it's probably time to move on.

So the next time someone calls you stupid, consider whether they are right or wrong.  Evaluate your position.  And then either shrug it off, or start doing better.