I’ve gone to a lot schooling in my life. I really wish I hadn’t, because I learned a great deal more on my own than I ever did at college. I’d also have no debt, so that’d be a plus. But over the years, I’ve encountered a few types of people and am here to let you all know the most dangerous type of person. In this world, there are stupid people and there are smart people and then there are subsets within those two groups.
- There are smart people who know they are smart. These folks are fine. They may be arrogant. They may be annoying. But at the end of the day they’re still smart so they’re more likely than not going to make good choices.
- There are smart people who think they’re stupid. Also fine. Sure, they may not contribute as much to the world because they have self-doubt but again they’re still smart so that lends itself to good choices.
- There are stupid people who know they’re stupid. No problem there. They know their limitations and aren’t going to cause problems.
- Then there is the most dangerous type of person ever: Stupid Thinks It’s Smart. These are people who are stupid but think they’re smart so they’ll act with all the confidence of smart people but of course they’re stupid. They are legion. They start wars or fights and can’t grow as people because that would require them to acknowledge a flaw. They are the ones who start an argument and never, ever stop because they think they’re right, even if all logic and evidence is to the contrary.
You will encounter Stupid Thinks It’s Smart. I’m sorry. Rest easy knowing they’re most likely to win a Darwin Award.