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Stupidity and Humankind

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Is it a choice or an inevitability? Being a living being in the world, I obviously have come across some of these people. They’re the ones who sit in line at a coffee store and go “I want a drink that was kinda like coffee but it was kinda icy and caramelly”…you’ve experienced it. We all have. But why are these people out there. Do they choose to be this way or is it something that they can’t help. Now, I’m not talking about people who are mentally handicapped or differently abled. I’m talking about the ones who seem to have no sense in their heads…which makes me wonder how they don’t just float away.

Now, don’t get me wrong. There are times when everyone is stupid…it’s a fact of being human. I have moments of blondeness as it were (I’m a blonde. I can say that). However, I don’t live my life having fewer moments of clarity/intelligence than these not so bright moments. Seriously, I know that it’s said that ignorance is bliss, but there is a point at which the whole ignorance excuse wears thin and it’s just a matter of being dumb.

Think about the last time you were trying to have an intelligent conversation with someone…it’s a beautiful thing when this happens because it makes both parties feel like they have something to contribute. However, think of the last time that you had an intelligent conversation with a person of lower than average intelligence…during that conversation, did you feel like you were banging your head into a wall…this person is the type of person that I’m talking about…

Honestly, I understand that there are levels of “smarts” as it were. Yet, why does it seem like some people have these smarts in spades when others have no clue what a spade is, let alone why they have them. I simply think that everyone should be a little more aware of everyone else…then, maybe the world would be a better place?

Written by uncannynerdyguy

March 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm

People Watching

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I don’t know how many of the people who read this actually do it, but I frequently find myself sitting back and watching the train wreck that is humanity. Now, I admit that it’s not all bad. However, I also know that the normal occurences of life aren’t what gather my attention on a regular basis. It’s the crazies out there. You know who I’m talking about. The couple arguing with whispers and large hand movements, the group of guys who look like they’re up to no good, the random woman stalking about in the paper thin dress. Yes, the quirky, odd things of life.

Why do I watch? I gain pleasure from just sitting back and analyzing people. It helps me determine what drives them and define a little more of what they’re about. A forlorn glance to one side when you’re amid a group of raucous coeds tells me that more is on your mind and that you haven’t mentioned it to your friends. A giggle inappropriately during a church services says to me that the conversation you’re having on the bulletin is much more interesting than what the orator is saying. A couple holding hands but having nothing else to do or say with each other as they walk from place to place tells me that that relationship is not going well…or is possibly about to end….There are subtle hints to every mystery of life if you just take the time and watch.

I am a “People Watcher”. I do it because it helps me get a little more info on the human condition and gives me room to think about where we’re at. I also do it because I am an actor. It helps me when I need to build characters later who are nothing like myself (believe me if you’re having to play someone who is quiet and reserved, and you’re not…this kind of thing is handy). So, I would suggest on a sunny, warm afternoon (hopefully this will be soon) going out somewhere and watching the people who are staring up looking at the clouds.

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February 19, 2010 at 9:36 am