Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

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Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

#1 Post by Jamiet99uk » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:26 pm

Asking for a friend.
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Re: Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

#2 Post by Randomizer » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:17 am

Trump went with both, because when you are rich it doesn't matter. People will make excuses for you to gain access to your money. :)
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Re: Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

#3 Post by Carl Tuckerson » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:18 am

Define terms please
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Re: Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

#4 Post by Stressedlines » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:13 pm

See some of the responses and I will go with ignorant

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Re: Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

#5 Post by peterlund » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:26 am

For society it is better with stupid people since they are less likely to be able to persuade others into stupid ideas and viewpoints.

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Re: Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

#6 Post by Randomizer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:18 pm

peterlund wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:26 am
For society it is better with stupid people since they are less likely to be able to persuade others into stupid ideas and viewpoints.
You have never seen mob rule with the stupid encouraging the stupid.

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Re: Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

#7 Post by peterlund » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:18 pm

Randomizer wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:18 pm
peterlund wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:26 am
For society it is better with stupid people since they are less likely to be able to persuade others into stupid ideas and viewpoints.
You have never seen mob rule with the stupid encouraging the stupid.
But if smart people bother to engage, there is a good chance they may get into control of such a mob and lead it onto a better path... Are smart people too lazy or too smart to get engaged?

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Re: Is it better to be stupid, or ignorant?

#8 Post by Randomizer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:52 pm

It's more a question of whether the stupid mob will listen to reason. For instance
Trump supporters attacking journalists covering a Trump rally. With Trump calling reporters "enemies of the state" we have had some rallies where the mob will stop and listen without continuing their attacks and others where they will continue attacking no matter what is said.

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