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People Explain What Stupid People Do Better Than Smart People

Never assume fool!!

Never judge a book by it's cover. And never doubt the intellect of another. Yes smart people are incredible, but intellect will only get you so far. People we look down upon as "dumb" have proven society wrong in maaaaaany ways.

Redditor u/amiur wanted to hear everyone's thoughts by asking.... What is something stupid people do better than intelligent people?

Small Talkers.


In my experience, some of the best small-talkers and bull I know aren't exactly the brightest. Not sure what that says about them, or me. FridayInc

All That Jazz....

Reproduce without anxiety of everything going wrong. victhemaddestwife

When my younger sister was preggorz with her first child, I kept telling her to save up, have money in the bank. Child is expensive. You need money. How you gonna afford?

all that jazz.

She kept replying "I don't need money."

Can you guess what happened after child was born?

Yep. She needed money.

Apparently she thought the 2 packets of nappies and other goods provided to her from friends were enough to sustain her. She thought she'd be fine. those 2 packets lasted about a week. HaroerHaktak


Answer questions that have no verifiable answer. cram96

You know my dad?

"Philosophical debate that has raged for centuries"

My dad - knows definitive answer in .0034 seconds, cannot be budged from position without huge emotions/anger. AirdropFaucet

Tally Ho! 

I don't know if this counts as stupidity but I reached a point where I had to stop watching/reading the news entirely and man am I nicer to people since then. FrankSkapopolous

The news shifted and became needlessly emotive, especially with fear mongering. Watch older news services on youtube (like black and white ones) and it is all very calm "so today the world ended. Tally ho and good night." Now its "SOMEONE STUBBED A TOE AND THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ABOUT IT!!!!!!!" Adl_DnD_nerd

So Ignorant.


Apparently the more ignorant you are, the more likely you are to hold onto your beliefs even when presented with opposing evidence. So that. noturmoms_spaghetti


I'm going to use my two cats as an example: Not get tripped up by changing patterns.

I have one very attentive cat, and one very inattentive cat. At my old apartment, the front door would always open from the left, and the attentive cat figured this out and knew where to stand to maximize his chances of getting out the door. The inattentive cat would just do a mad sprint through the door whenever he saw it open.

After we moved, the front door now opened on the right. The inattentive cat would still just do his mad sprint through the door whenever it opened. The attentive cat, however, continued to sit on the left side of the door, and rather than getting outside, would just get trapped between the wall and the door whenever it opened. It took him about a week before he realized that, for the first time in his life, the door now opened from the other side.

Can't get tripped up by a new pattern if you're too dumb to recognize the pattern in the first place. Gopherbashi

Don't Guess...


Smarter people too often double-guess themselves, while other more stupid ones just go for it. slidingclouds


Win arguments. They are too stupid to see they're wrong and wear the smart people down. TheWayDenzelSaysIt

Like playing chess with a pigeon. Brodellsky


Preserving local dialects and traditions.

Intelligent people typically go to universities in large, mixed cities, but adopt the most neutral accents, dialects and lifestyles available in order to fit in and seem normal and educated.

Stupid people are more likely to stay long term in their home regions and continue to speak and live as previous local generations had.

I've experienced this myself and seen it in three countries now. hrc_123

I am Right.


Living life in ignorance knowing that what they believe is right, meanwhile intelligent people question a lot which makes life very frustrating. nano_singularity

Not Fair Man. 

Procreate. carrymeinabucket

My wife and I have been trying to have kids for years. My coworker's brother found out he had 2 kids he never knew about in the past 6 months. Not fair man. SeanConneryIsKing


Sleep at night probably. ZealousidealCredit0

There is no scientific correlation between intellectual coefficient and sleep wellness. What I'm seeing is people assuming they are smart and then portraying day to day issues as of this class. nyc_a

That's a Yes! 

Surprise people when they say something correct. caste99u

The best is when the smart people are like....

"no idiot thats not right.. wait up he is right.. wtf!" Pointless_Compliment

Listen to George.


"There are some ideas that are so stupid, only an intellectual could come up with them." -George Orwell

I think dumber people (not saying I'm particularly bright, I'm not) don't tend to over complicate things like brighter people do. Weefy117

For War. 

I heard in many European armies, just prior to industrialized warfare, that it was generally preferred to have front line officers who were kind of stupid. Back then, you generally won battles by being willing to stand in a formation and get shot up longer than the other team, so having any smart fools that could look around and understand the battle was going badly were a liability. Beartown9000

Happy Day! 

Stupid people seem genuinely happier, whereas intelligent people spend a lot of time thinking critically and worrying about things that seem smaller but may not actually be smaller. HarmoniousJ

Quality Time.

Getting things done and not letting perfect be the enemy of good enough. pam-johnson

Oof... I feel this hard. "Just do what you can in the given time, people don't care about the quality 90% of the time" is a thing I really need to learn. thepotatochronicles



Adding money to the lottery one ticket at a time. Reddit

You don't buy a lottery ticket because you think you're going to win, you buy a lottery ticket to dream about winning. To some, that's worth more than the $2. antululz

The Short Cuts. 

Finding short cuts to finish work faster... legit. Some of the stupidest people are the laziest... those guys will shortcut the shit out of the hardest jobs while the smartest people in the room can't believe 'it's so stupid there's no way we'd thought of it.' Stitta85

Scientific Proof. 

They're masters of the Dunning-Kruger effect (as we all are in certain areas), so they are incredibly confident in their knowledge even though they're dead wrong. coolio_radevich

No Doubt. 

I think Bukowski said it best: "The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence." StonyandUnk

Have fun because as a dumb person you don't over think stuff too much but as a smart person you think to much into it. slimboi240

Follow Along. 

Follow authority blindly. barbarella_barbacoa

I've seen plenty of smart people do the same. KellyTheBroker

The Clicks.


I dunno, a quick glance at most social media platforms shows a lot of dumb people saying and doing dumb stuff for likes, retweets, karma and many other forms of imaginary points. grimmalkin

The Smarts....

Be insecure about being dumb then call smart people 'book smart' but not 'street smart' the smart people are 'actually dumb.' DefinitelyUhuh

I dunno, I'm one of the book smart people who can seem rather clueless about common sense stuff sometimes. Sluggymummy

Focus on tasks.

Focus on tasks. I used to be a supervisor for stocktaking and there was a real advantage to hiring average intelligence or even a bit mentally slower people. They could just sit and focus on boring and repetitive work for hours/ days. Smart people often got 'creative' in processes that were done in a very exact and slow way for a reason or talked while counting and made mistakes. Adl_DnD_nerd



They honk their horns repeatedly in a highway traffic jam that goes on for miles, thinking somehow it'll help. Back2Bach

Well if nothing else it gets people off their cellphones and focusing on traffic. n_eats_n

Love the Leader.

They are more likely to buy into the insanity generated by charismatic cult leaders and transform into blind followers. Bioassay

Surprisingly, that's not the case. People who get taken in by cults tend to be higher than average in intelligence, perhaps because flexible thinking and open-mindedness have downsides. Whatever the cult leader's charisma is, it seems to override rational intelligence.

I would imagine, of course, that some of this comes from cults deliberately seeking people of high perceived intelligence and social value. Even still, it shows that highly intelligent people can be just as prone to wacky ideas as everyone else. michaelochurch


I'd say they deal with existential dread better. Or not at all, which is just better

To not question your own existence, too wrapped up in your wants and desires, the things around you, material..

Must be bliss. Cmwilson19

 "over qualified"

Police work. Seriously, they deliberately don't hire "over qualified" people because they tend to use judgement rather than follow orders, and get bored quickly with the mendacity of normal police work. BushWeedCornTrash



Not necessarily stupid people, but people with average/low IQs are less likely to have depression than people with higher IQs. There's a lot that actually sucks about being crazy smart. So I guess my answer would be "be happy." Demonkitty121

I'm not saying this because I think I'm a genius. I just have heard this a lot. Even Einstein had a therapist. Demonkitty121


People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.