Finally, a book that takes an honest look at stupidity.
At a fast-food establishment, business was brisk especially for a weekday, but it was summer. There were quite a few cars at the Drive-Thru lines at the counter were a bit long, and people were sitting at tables and on stools at the bar eating. The manager went to the doors, keys in hand, and locked the doors. Someone asked, “Why?” The manager responded: “We’ve got too many customers.”
Stupidity is found in government, industry, business, education, sports, and politics. Stupidity is found from the bottom of an organization to the top of the totem pole. It exists in individuals, in pairs, in groups, en masse, in the young, and in the old. People can seemingly contract it or they can be slightly impacted by it. People can grow into it, and they can also grow out of it.
What is intelligence and what is stupidity? Are there ways to measure it? And how do we learn to deal with the stupidity of our relatives, coworkers, and friends?
Stupidity isn’t as transparent as one may think. If you lie, cheat, are unforgiving, untrustworthy, gullible, vulgar, rude, disrespectful, or inconsiderate, we strongly encourage you to take the stupidity self-assessment test!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What are you stupid? is in a word stupid. When I first received the book I was looking forward to multiple stories of people's stupidity, instead I got a book that attempts to define, assess, correct, and cope with stupidity. It is not humorous, it is not even quirky. It reads as an instructional but anyone who would read this book seriously should answer the title question, "yes." Poorly written.