Summer in Mumbai is seriously hot.
I need to chill
You know …just be stupid sometimes ,play the fool a little bit… that kind of thing….
But the minute i think that , I’m all confused….
What is stupid and what is a fool? Oh my God! Am i getting my definitions all muddled up…?? What will the intelligentia think of me… no no….cant get it wrong….
So I look it up
The Oxford dictionary defines stupid and fool as
STUPID:- 1.lacking intelligence or common sense
2.dazed and unable to think clearly
3.(informal) used to express exasperation or boredom-eg your stupid paintings!!
FOOL: 1.a person who acts unwisely
2. trick or deceive
3. act in a joking or silly way
So I gather
Stupidity is just ignorance
Foolishness is the unwise act of letting your ignorance show
Stupid is plain dumb as in… duh! As in inability of the brain to comprehend
Foolish is not giving a damn and doing it anyway, unmindful of the consequenses
Why did kings and emperors employ and pay fools a lot of money to keep them entertained and happy?
So is it better to be foolish rather than stupid?
if stupidity is ignorance why the expression -ignorance is bliss? or the term Fools paradise?
Do you know any instance of people being paid and employed for being plain dumb …read stupid? -forget arranged marriages and the sex trade-that is not in discussion here
But then they earn a lot of money so is being stupid better than being foolish?
Is it better to be clever and rich ?or ? dumb honest and poor?
Who is deceiving whom? is it the stupid deceiving the foolish or vice versa?
Questions questions questions… Phew! Here’s one more
Do stupidity and foolishness go hand in hand?
Am I stupid for being so confused (read dumb)
or foolish for showing the world my confusion ?(read reckless)
Or is it the other way around?
Consider the following image…..
So…big shsh….mixed media on paper 18x 24
So is this foolish or is this stupid? But is it ok to be both stupid and foolish??
could stupid + foolish = clever?
like in maths two negatives make a positive…
Ha! I’m having so much fun…
Ohmygaaawd! Somebody help me! 🙂