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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stupid Rehabilitation

There is no cure for stupidity, but if you're a stupid person, there are things you can to do to help.  Many Recovering Stupids live healthy, happy, productive lives, and so can you.  Try these simple exercises two to three times per week.

Look at this painting for thirty seconds.  Lightly stroke your chin.  Say, "Hmmm."  Repeat three times.

Look at this picture.  Shake your head side to side slowly.  Say, "God, I hate to see a bookstore close."  Repeat once daily.

Look at this picture.  Nod.  Say, "The Bible is a wonderful and profound book, but it is not to be taken literally."  Repeat three times.  When you are more advanced, you may add, "And in some places, it's not even very well written."

1 comment:

  1. I sometimes think that the old quip about people who are ugly could easily be modified for stupidity, as well: "They can't help being stupid, but they could at least stay home!"

    Robert Heinlein had a wonderful quote about stupidity: "Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death. There is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity." I think that one big turning point for any civilization is when they take steps to protect stupid people, so that they do not automatically pay such a huge penalty for something that they can't really help. That is certainly very decent and compassionate. Whether it's beneficial for that society in the long run is a moot point.