Seven Things That Make People ... Stupid

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As Forrest Gump once said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Here are seven things that make people….stupid

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.”