Am I an idiot? I think probably not. But does an idiot know if they're an idiot? And if anyone knows they're an idiot, do they admit it or just keep quiet? I'd imagine they probably would keep quiet, because admitting you are an idiot is pretty idiotic, and who would want to look like an idiot?
Maybe idiotness is something that can only been seen externally. Maybe "idiotness" is a word I just made up, I think it probably is because the word processing application that I am typing this in has done that condescending thing where it underlines words that it doesn't like in red. "Look at all that red," the word processing application says, "You must be a real idiot."
I saw a New Zealand TV show where a girl drove into a prison to visit someone, and in her car she had a load of drugs that she'd forgotten were there. She seemed very genuine that she'd forgotten they were there, and seemed to think that everything would be ok in the situation that the guard dog had found the drugs and the police were on their way. Was she an idiot? Or was she playing an idiot in the hope that everyone will be more lenient on her, in which case she'd be pretty smart. Although she did get heavily fined so I'd say she probably was an idiot because the bluff didn't work.
Everyone acts like an idiot in some aspect of their life. And the less idiotic someone is the harder it is for them to identify that part of their life that they are being an idiot. This is mainly because they are not looking for their own idiotness, as because of the amount of non-idiotness they have they build a delusion that they are definitely not an idiot. This leaves the idiotness in that unattended area of their life to grow wildly, and next thing they know it has encompassed so much of their being that they are now a full-fledged idiot.
So I guess my summation of this whole thing is that either you are a real idiot, or if you are not, you will be soon.
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