The Dumb Don’t Know They’re Dumb

“A growing body of psychology research shows that incompetence deprives people of the ability to recognize their own incompetence. To put it bluntly, dumb people are too dumb to know it.” It’s a blessing! You know, the worst thing would be to be dumb and to know it — and there’s evidence all over that the dumb do not know they’re dumb. You can see it. You can see it. How do you know the dumb person doesn’t know they’re dumb? What’s the first clue? What is the first clue that a dumb person doesn’t know that he or she is dumb? What is it? Well, you know what it is!

The first clue that a dumb person doesn’t know they’re dumb is they open their mouth. The way they dress. The political party that they join. There’s all kinds of evidence. “Similarly, unfunny people don’t have a good enough sense of humor to tell” they’re not funny. Have you ever been around somebody who thinks they’re funny as hell and they’re not? It’s ’cause they’re too dumb to know that they’re too dumb. This is why banning the ugly, making it voluntary, never worked. The ugly are too dumb to know it, and it’s a blessing.



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