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Unrelated poll: favorite musical scale/mode
major 0%
minor 0%
dorian 5%
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chromatic 5%
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Votes: 17

 life lessons

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Dec 06, 2001
Some people just don't seem to learn. Others are simply not able to grasp the big picture. Is it wrong of me to get frustrated with them? Is it wrong of them not to understand?

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I can accept ignorance, since without it, we'd never learn anything. But to be stupid, well, that's unacceptable. I think of stupidity as a deadly mix of ignorance with arrogance. Not knowing something is one thing, but to seem like you're proud of it is something else.

Maybe I just don't get it.

I mean, really... we're all people (except for the really talented talking dogs, I suppose), and we go through life observing things, and as we observe, we learn. How is it that some people have this knack for basically ignoring what they see? Maybe their brains do not work properly? Neuroscience isn't my forte (see - opportunity to learn), but you never know. And its not even a matter of "intelligence". People who are thought of as "unintelligent" can still learn, maybe not as quickly or as thoroughly, but they still learn.

Perhaps stupid people are actually just really damned stubborn and unfortunately content with their lack of knowledge and understanding.

Oh well.

Such is life, I suppose.


Stupidity (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by SpaceGhoti on Fri Dec 7th, 2001 at 12:54:23 AM PST
Here's what I learned about the difference between ignorance and stupidity. Ignorance is the product of inexperience. You've never heard of something or never experienced it, so you therefore have no idea what to expect or what questions to ask. Stupidity is having heard or experienced something, and have drawn your own conclusions (usually incomplete or wrong) that are now set in stone.

Ignorance can be cured. Stupidity requires surgery, and is usually terminal.

A troll's true colors.

If you're going to be a music geek... (5.00 / 1) (#2)
by Starship Trooper on Fri Dec 7th, 2001 at 11:40:21 PM PST least include the harmonic and melodic minor scales in your poll.
A seasoned witch could call you from the depths of your disgrace, and rearrange your liver to the solid mental grace


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