“…the difference between ignorant and educated people is that the latter know more facts. But this has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent. The difference between stupid and intelligent people – and this is true whether or not they are well-educated – is that intelligent people can handle subtlety. They are not baffled by ambiguous or even contradictory situations – in fact, they expect them and are apt to become suspicious when things seem overly straightforward.”And, with that intro, Stephen Browne continues to explain why smart people do dumb things.
Neal Stephenson “The Diamond Age”
Question: What is the stupidest thing that walks God's green earth?
Answer: An adolescent with above average intelligence.
As I said, intriguing. And, BTW, don't miss another of his lengthy posts, on Tribalism. I guarantee, you won't look at the current political/social situations in quite the same way again.