Seven Things That Make People...Stupid

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As Forrest Gump once said:

"Stupid is as stupid does."

A person is ignorant when they don't know what to do.

A stupid person knows what to do but doesn't do it.

Benjamin Franklin once said:

"We are all born ignorant but we must work hard to stay stupid."

Here are seven things that make even good people...stupid. 

We'll also share the cure for stupidity.

First, stupid people don’t have common sense. Proverbs 30:2 in the New Living Translation says:

“I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense.” 

Second, stupid people only get worse without divine intervention.  Proverbs 14:24 in the Message Bible says:

“The wise accumulate wisdom; fools get stupider by the day.” 

Third, stupid people make bad financial decisions.  Proverbs 17:18 in the Message Bible says:

“It's stupid to try to get something for nothing, or run up huge bills you can never pay.” 

Fifth, stupid people create their own failures.  Proverbs 19:3 in the Message Bible says:

“People ruin their lives by their own stupidity, so why does God always get blamed?” 

Sixth, stupid people don’t think before they speak.  Proverbs 18:13 in the Message Bible says:

“Answering before listening is both stupid and rude.” 

Seventh, stupid people aren’t so willing to receive correction.  Proverbs 12:1 in the New Living Translation says:

“To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.” 

Proverbs 26:4 in the Message Bible says:

“Don't respond to the stupidity of a fool; you'll only look foolish yourself.”

How do you go from being stupid to intelligent?  The answer is found in Proverbs 18:15 in The Living Bible which says:

“. . .The intelligent man is always open to new ideas. In fact, he looks for them.”