No one wants to be an idiot but most people are, myself included. It’s unavoidable because unless you are understanding time travel, curing cancer, or making other significant impacts on society, you are pretty much an idiot. Wake up, work, sleep, and repeat. What type of a person thinks doing this for 40 years is a great way of living? Only an idiot. With this macro understanding, it’s important for other humans not to be able to identify you as a moron from the micro viewpoint. Meaning that when they talk to you, you must leave some doubt in their mind whether you are the next Einstein.
[dropcap background=”yes” color=”#333333″]”Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt”?[/dropcap]
5. Confusion is your friend
The smartest people are the ones who can explain something in as few words and as simply as possible. This is hard for a simpleton. This is why it is important to disguise statements by throwing around a lot confusing lingo. Using double negatives and obscure references is a good start. We can’t not travel to Jupiter’s moon Euripides. It requires thought to figure out a sentence like this. Most people don’t like to think so they’ll ignore it if they don’t get it immediately. Also, if it gets so confusing, many people may even mistake it for being advanced.
4. Pick friends less or equally smart as you
You always want to be the smartest person in the group. This way less intelligent members can’t question your mistakes as easily. If you are in a group of Harvard grads discussing a solution to a problem, they have already solved it by the time you even know it started. There is no fun to this situation because you are always being over-minded and no one takes you seriously. Why would Jerry be friends with George? Ren with Stimpy? Chandler with Joey? You think this is by accident? They knew what they were doing.
3. Make Facts Up
On Friday night we were by the Delaware river and Jeff said, “they named the state after it.” I had no idea whether this was true or not but I agreed to it because that’s what people do when they don’t know whether something is true. It’s simple to refute actual facts but much more challenging to find proper info on made up facts. Not only are they hard to verify, but you get an edge up because, if you are good at creating them, there is no way the person you are talking to knows your made up fact. Uh, the house was built in 1825 by General Custer…
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Writing like an uneducated person typically makes you look like an uneducated person. I can’t think of one person who spells a word with 7 m’s that I thought was way over my head from an intellect standpoint. This is one of those situations where if you don’t want people to judge you, don’t give them any ammunition. It’s fairly obvious that no one expects a perfect sentence structure in a text message but some effort should be shown.
1. Know you are idiot
The best for last. The only people who are truly stupid, are the ones who think they are smart. It’s impossible to know about everything that people have verified as true let alone all the unknown mysteries the world has to offer. The only time anyone would ever think you are dumb, is if you act smarter than you are. Unless of course you really are just dumb and then it’s probably best to admit your dumb and that would be considered smart. The only times I ever feel really dumb is when I talk like I know what I’m talking about.