Never judge a book by it's cover. And never doubt the intellect of another. Yes smart people are incredible, but intellect will only get you so far. People we look down upon as "dumb" have proven society wrong in maaaaaany ways.


Redditor u/amiur wanted to hear everyone's thoughts by asking.... What is something stupid people do better than intelligent people?

Small Talkers.

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In my experience, some of the best small-talkers and bull I know aren't exactly the brightest. Not sure what that says about them, or me. FridayInc

All That Jazz....

Reproduce without anxiety of everything going wrong. victhemaddestwife

When my younger sister was preggorz with her first child, I kept telling her to save up, have money in the bank. Child is expensive. You need money. How you gonna afford?

all that jazz.

She kept replying "I don't need money."

Can you guess what happened after child was born?

Yep. She needed money.

Apparently she thought the 2 packets of nappies and other goods provided to her from friends were enough to sustain her. She thought she'd be fine. those 2 packets lasted about a week. HaroerHaktak

Dad?

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Answer questions that have no verifiable answer. cram96

You know my dad?

"Philosophical debate that has raged for centuries"

My dad - knows definitive answer in .0034 seconds, cannot be budged from position without huge emotions/anger.AirdropFaucet

Tally Ho! 

I don't know if this counts as stupidity but I reached a point where I had to stop watching/reading the news entirely and man am I nicer to people since then. FrankSkapopolous

The news shifted and became needlessly emotive, especially with fear mongering. Watch older news services on youtube (like black and white ones) and it is all very calm "so today the world ended. Tally ho and good night." Now its "SOMEONE STUBBED A TOE AND THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ABOUT IT!!!!!!!" Adl_DnD_nerd

So Ignorant.

Apparently the more ignorant you are, the more likely you are to hold onto your beliefs even when presented with opposing evidence. So that. noturmoms_spaghetti

Meow.....

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I'm going to use my two cats as an example: Not get tripped up by changing patterns.

I have one very attentive cat, and one very inattentive cat. At my old apartment, the front door would always open from the left, and the attentive cat figured this out and knew where to stand to maximize his chances of getting out the door. The inattentive cat would just do a mad sprint through the door whenever he saw it open.

After we moved, the front door now opened on the right. The inattentive cat would still just do his mad sprint through the door whenever it opened. The attentive cat, however, continued to sit on the left side of the door, and rather than getting outside, would just get trapped between the wall and the door whenever it opened. It took him about a week before he realized that, for the first time in his life, the door now opened from the other side.

Can't get tripped up by a new pattern if you're too dumb to recognize the pattern in the first place. Gopherbashi

Don't Guess...

Confidence.

Smarter people too often double-guess themselves, while other more stupid ones just go for it. slidingclouds

Checkmate. 

Win arguments. They are too stupid to see they're wrong and wear the smart people down. TheWayDenzelSaysIt

Like playing chess with a pigeon. Brodellsky

Preservation.

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Preserving local dialects and traditions.

Intelligent people typically go to universities in large, mixed cities, but adopt the most neutral accents, dialects and lifestyles available in order to fit in and seem normal and educated.

Stupid people are more likely to stay long term in their home regions and continue to speak and live as previous local generations had.

I've experienced this myself and seen it in three countries now. hrc_123

I am Right.

Living life in ignorance knowing that what they believe is right, meanwhile intelligent people question a lot which makes life very frustrating. nano_singularity

Not Fair Man. 

Procreate. carrymeinabucket

My wife and I have been trying to have kids for years. My coworker's brother found out he had 2 kids he never knew about in the past 6 months. Not fair man. SeanConneryIsKing

ZZZzzzzz.......

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Sleep at night probably. ZealousidealCredit0

There is no scientific correlation between intellectual coefficient and sleep wellness. What I'm seeing is people assuming they are smart and then portraying day to day issues as of this class. nyc_a

That's a Yes! 

Surprise people when they say something correct. caste99u

The best is when the smart people are like....

"no idiot thats not right.. wait up he is right.. wtf!" Pointless_Compliment

Listen to George.

"There are some ideas that are so stupid, only an intellectual could come up with them." -George Orwell

I think dumber people (not saying I'm particularly bright, I'm not) don't tend to over complicate things like brighter people do. Weefy117

For War.

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I heard in many European armies, just prior to industrialized warfare, that it was generally preferred to have front line officers who were kind of stupid. Back then, you generally won battles by being willing to stand in a formation and get shot up longer than the other team, so having any smart fools that could look around and understand the battle was going badly were a liability. Beartown9000

Happy Day! 

Stupid people seem genuinely happier, whereas intelligent people spend a lot of time thinking critically and worrying about things that seem smaller but may not actually be smaller. HarmoniousJ

Quality Time.

Getting things done and not letting perfect be the enemy of good enough. pam-johnson

Oof... I feel this hard. "Just do what you can in the given time, people don't care about the quality 90% of the time" is a thing I really need to learn. thepotatochronicles

Ka-Ching!

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Adding money to the lottery one ticket at a time. Reddit

You don't buy a lottery ticket because you think you're going to win, you buy a lottery ticket to dream about winning. To some, that's worth more than the $2. antululz

The Short Cuts. 

Finding short cuts to finish work faster... legit. Some of the stupidest people are the laziest... those guys will shortcut the shit out of the hardest jobs while the smartest people in the room can't believe 'it's so stupid there's no way we'd thought of it.' Stitta85

Scientific Proof. 

They're masters of the Dunning-Kruger effect (as we all are in certain areas), so they are incredibly confident in their knowledge even though they're dead wrong. coolio_radevich

No Doubt.

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I think Bukowski said it best: "The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence." StonyandUnk

Have fun because as a dumb person you don't over think stuff too much but as a smart person you think to much into it.slimboi240

Follow Along. 

Follow authority blindly. barbarella_barbacoa

I've seen plenty of smart people do the same. KellyTheBroker

The Clicks.

I dunno, a quick glance at most social media platforms shows a lot of dumb people saying and doing dumb stuff for likes, retweets, karma and many other forms of imaginary points. grimmalkin

The Smarts....

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Be insecure about being dumb then call smart people 'book smart' but not 'street smart' the smart people are 'actually dumb.' DefinitelyUhuh

I dunno, I'm one of the book smart people who can seem rather clueless about common sense stuff sometimes.Sluggymummy

Focus on tasks.

Focus on tasks. I used to be a supervisor for stocktaking and there was a real advantage to hiring average intelligence or even a bit mentally slower people. They could just sit and focus on boring and repetitive work for hours/ days. Smart people often got 'creative' in processes that were done in a very exact and slow way for a reason or talked while counting and made mistakes. Adl_DnD_nerd

Honkers...

They honk their horns repeatedly in a highway traffic jam that goes on for miles, thinking somehow it'll help. Back2Bach

Well if nothing else it gets people off their cellphones and focusing on traffic. n_eats_n

Love the Leader.

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They are more likely to buy into the insanity generated by charismatic cult leaders and transform into blind followers.Bioassay

Surprisingly, that's not the case. People who get taken in by cults tend to be higher than average in intelligence, perhaps because flexible thinking and open-mindedness have downsides. Whatever the cult leader's charisma is, it seems to override rational intelligence.

I would imagine, of course, that some of this comes from cults deliberately seeking people of high perceived intelligence and social value. Even still, it shows that highly intelligent people can be just as prone to wacky ideas as everyone else.michaelochurch

Blissed.

I'd say they deal with existential dread better. Or not at all, which is just better

To not question your own existence, too wrapped up in your wants and desires, the things around you, material..

Must be bliss. Cmwilson19

"over qualified"

Police work. Seriously, they deliberately don't hire "over qualified" people because they tend to use judgement rather than follow orders, and get bored quickly with the mendacity of normal police work. BushWeedCornTrash

Genius.

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Not necessarily stupid people, but people with average/low IQs are less likely to have depression than people with higher IQs. There's a lot that actually sucks about being crazy smart. So I guess my answer would be "be happy." Demonkitty121

I'm not saying this because I think I'm a genius. I just have heard this a lot. Even Einstein had a therapist. Demonkitty121

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