Unicist Functionalist Approach

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Stupidity, the game lazy minds play to avoid responsibilities


In terms of commonsense people consider that stupidity implies a lack of intelligence. Nothing is less true; stupidity is a manipulation for one’s benefit.  Stupidity is a game lazy minds play to make others assume the responsibility they do not want to assume when they face unknown aspects of reality. It is basically an unconscious game.

There is no relationship between IQ and stupidity. Stupidity is triggered by emotional intelligence to avoid the need for assuming responsibilities. Stupidity is always justified by the one who plays the role.

In the field of work, it is the main inhibitor of innovations, improvements, testing of new actions, and reflection. It works based on demanding clarification of the unknown based on direct demands or “endless” yes buts, which avoid the need to learning how to do with the unknown. Stupidity always requires the use of value judgements to avoid assuming responsibilities.

We recommend reading two psychological approaches to stupidity which are homologous with the unicist ontological approach:

Carl Jung: https://carljungdepthpsychologysite.blog/2020/04/19/carl-jung-on-mans-stupidity/#.X8yy8mhKjIX

Eric Berne: http://www.ericberne.com/games-people-play/stupid/

A metaphor clarifies the role of stupidity as a resource to avoid responsibility

The one who ignores is blind.
The one who ignores, but thinks he does not,
Is not only blind but deaf.
God and fools know everything,
But fools need to be right.

Stupidity is a smart game people play to avoid enter unknown fields, which hinders learning and justifies inaction. It is not because they lack intelligence. It is a question of lack of responsibility, needs, and/or will.

Peter Belohlavek

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