Mutant Giant Spider Dog?
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion.
No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
I schedule this article well in advance of its posting since I will begin a long and busy schedule of trainings in Australia and I will have little time left for blogging, so forgive the time difference between the referred video and the posting of this article.
I just happened to log into our YouTube channel with the intention of posting a few new videos and dutifully YouTube offered me suggestions for what to watch. The top of the list video was called Mutant Giant Spider Dog which went viral.
I also received a few emails commenting on the same video from graduate students; they were horrified at the stupidity of the abovementioned video and the fact that it went viral. Not the fun obvious for the people who made the video, but the fact that it went viral. Is this what people are doing with their time? Is this what preoccupies the minds of so many individuals that they made this video viral? These were some of the questions in our graduates’ emails…
I had to stop and think. Maybe they have a point. Maybe this IS what preoccupies the minds of so many people. A poor dog dressed up as a spider playing pranks on unsuspecting people. Yeah…amusing!
Well… I have ranted many times about the necessity of learning to think for oneself and why this is important so I will not do this again. However, our graduates’ emails made me think about why we have so much lack of that basic ability called “critical thinking” which to its furthest extreme can be called stupidity.
According to Wikipedia stupidity is defined as:
Stupidity is a lack of intelligence, understanding, reason, wit or sense.
Stupidity may be innate, assumed or reactive – a defense against grief or trauma.
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It is the second line that concerns me the most. I don’t happen to be one of those who believe people are innately stupid. But what if, just suppose for a moment that this reaction (of being preoccupied with inconsequential rubbish) is actually a defensive mechanism? As I look around there are a lot of people jobless, the younger generation faces a bleak outlook for their future both in job finding and in financial security, there are wars upon wars, troubles and problems right and left…so just what if this is a result of too much stressful input onto people and they unconsciously seek refuge in literally brainless activities?
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I leave you with some fun quotes:
“A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”
― Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy
“[In the Universe it may be that] Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare. Some would say it has yet to occur on Earth.”
― Stephen Hawking
“One of the major difficulties Trillian experienced in her relationship with Zaphood was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn’t be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn’t understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid. He was renowned for being amazingly clever and quite clearly was so—but not all the time, which obviously worried him, hence, the act. He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Until next time, be well