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post #1 of 94 Old 06-20-2020, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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stupid people who don't know they're stupid

What is that called again?? I'm sure it was someone here, edumacated me about it. Named after 2 psychologists that studied the 'syndrome' maybe Braxton Hicks is all that comes to mind, but I know that's the wrong... end!
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post #2 of 94 Old 06-21-2020, 01:33 AM
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Dunning Kruger?
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post #3 of 94 Old 06-21-2020, 03:11 AM
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Lol Dunning Kruger is right.

Best examples of this are the flat earthers!
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Thanks guys, that's the one!
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post #5 of 94 Old 06-21-2020, 07:15 AM
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And that is why the state-of-Texas comedian, Ron White always says “you can’t fix stupid”.

He is one of my all time favorites:):):)

The “you might be a redneck” guy, Jeff Foxworthy, is another favorite:)

@loosie , is it safe to ask why you bring this up

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post #6 of 94 Old 06-21-2020, 12:15 PM
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Then you have to define stupid. Is it low I.Q. or is it doing something in a different way?
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Stupid, to me, is not low IQ, it's lacking commonsense but thinking you are filthy with it.

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post #8 of 94 Old 06-21-2020, 02:28 PM
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Incompetence is perhaps a better word. Knowing just enough to think you can get the job done but not actually knowing enough to recognize that you don't know near enough to get the job done.

Some horse people change their horse, they change their tack and discipline, they change their instructor; they never change themselves.
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post #9 of 94 Old 06-21-2020, 02:45 PM
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To me, stupid is a word used to describe or label an action or decision by someone that is not understood by the observer/labeler.

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post #10 of 94 Old 06-21-2020, 02:53 PM
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Stupid that thinks they are smart is what gets me.
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