How to Not Be Stupid
If you are wondering how to not be stupid or how to not act stupid, then you are ahead of a lot
of stupid people. Most people who are stupid, act stupid, talk stupid, or behave in stupid ways are not born stupid
- oddly enough. But, they were raised to act, think and be stupid whether they realized it or not. Below are some
tips on how not to be stupid.
Verify information and quote the source
Part of a very stupid trait is to be gullible and believe anything and everything anyone says or
tells you. If someone says it's sunny and you don't look out of the window, then you stand a chance of looking
stupid. For example, if someone then asks you if it was sunny and you never looked outside or check the
weather forecast and you say it is, then people may think you are stupid. A lot of the time, you can appear stupid
by not checking facts and can avoid acting and feeling stupid by merely checking your facts.
Rule of Thumb: when someone tells you something:
hold the information in the category of 'to be verified'
if you have not verified the information, then it is just 'speculation' to you and you should never
ever repeat it to anyone without a side note of where your source is. If you don't remember your source
then you should indicate that the information has not been verified by using simple words such as:
if you have had time to search and verified the information, then you can be more confident about the
information but to not be stupid, you should always:
QUOTE YOUR SOURCE
How to quote my source if I don't remember the source?
In the case of whether it is sunny or not, you can just look out of the window and see if the
sun is shining. If it is, you can say:
If you don't know, admit it
In the past, people used to think that if you don't know something then you are stupid. Nowadays
the opposite is true. If you don't know something, then it's likely that someone will find out sooner or later and
by admitting that you don't know right now but you can find out the answer shows that you are smart rather than