Tag Archives: stupidity

Are my sights set too high or too low?

I think the primary task of thinking is to make us less stupid and more clear about our stupidities.

Demand the impossible.

I would like to help a small subsets of thinkers become slightly less stupid. 

Self-promoting can make you more successful.

It cannot, however, make you any less stupid.

Dumb and dumber.

I am sure socialism is pure stupidity; I am also sure that capitalism is even stupider. 

I’m seeing a pattern.

The source of knowledge is ignorance. The source of certainty is doubt. The source of intelligence is stupidity.

Money makes people work harder.

But it makes them work harder at the stupidest of tasks: making more money.

You have plenty of “intellectual horsepower.”

But all you ever figured out how to do with it is drive it into dead ends and drive it off cliffs.

Academic life.

It takes a bit of discipline and a good deal of unprofessionalism to not work on fashionable topics and trendy methods.

From bad to worse.

The only thing stupider than a white person telling me what it means to be Asian is an Asian person telling me how to be Asian.

A joke doesn’t require explanation.

He joked about his stupidity. Nobody got it.