Stupid Quotes

Jan 5th, 2008, in IM Posts, Opinion, by

Indonesian stupidity, with quotes and examples.

I need the benefit of the doubt. First, I have to understand exactly what I am about to write, with the hope that at the end, it is not an act of stupidity and face censure.

Definition

The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." "” Albert Einstein

The Meanings

stupidity

n. pl. stupidities
1. The quality or condition of being stupid.
2. A stupid act, remark, or idea

stupid

adj. stupider, stupidest
1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
5. Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

n.
A stupid or foolish person.

Done. So with that I should understand what stupidity and stupid means. Failing which of course, I should not continue or be forced to return to "Definition" and prove Albert Einstein being true.

(Which makes me wonder what prompted Einstein to say that. He must have been a very impatient man and one who believed in doing it right the first time, at all times. Or else admit to stupidity.)

To Be or Not To Be - Stupid

Would Indonesia share the same understanding? Does a stupid mentality exist in Indonesia and to be added to the list of Indonesia's contemptible mentality? Pardon me. If this Blog is not Indonesia Matters, the question would have been raised differently or not mentioned.

I proceed cautiously....

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain. -
Friedrich von Schiller

Since I am not god, I press on because...

Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it. - Pope John Paul II

That being the case then....

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out? - Will Rogers

So back to the query about Indonesia. If the answer is affirmative, the Republic can find solace....

In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity. - Konrad Adenauer

And since stupidity is from....

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein

Hang in there Indonesia! Stupidity will march on.

Stupidity March

On December 7 1975, Indonesian forces invade East Timor. The rest is a story of war, torture, suppression, famine and political stupidity of which you can find other sources to read.

Greed and stupidity destroy the last peat land wilderness, home to thousands of orangutan

It is due to the stupidity of Indonesia that allows Malaysia and Singapore to move forward.

if this time many art and Indonesian tradition claim owned by Malaysia, that is stupidity of Indonesia government"¦.

The US NAMRU infectious disease laboratory in Jakarta was the most advanced in the region and important in training Indonesian scientists in diagnostic techniques like identification of infection with the bird flu virus. Demanding (and possibly getting) its shutdown is an act of colossal stupidity by the Indonesian government"¦.

Stupidity of Indonesian Woman and nikah siri.

Now, what was I writing about?


12 Comments on “Stupid Quotes”

  1. avatar tere616 says:
    January 5th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Hm … don’t worry, because we were so brilliant, we used our “numb feeling” for that all un-important issues.

    We still have a lot of other tradition, so why bother to fight of angklung, batik, or even our indonesian song ..

    Malaysian and Singapore needs additional land, … it’s not because we are stupid, it is because we are generous and we still have a lot of island…

    The US NAMRU .. ow come on, don’t be so ridiculous, there’s no such bird flu in Indonesia. Our top disease only Dengue Fever every Jan – Feb, since flood always spread his wing in that two months.

    Nikah Siri – married is better than being single at 30. At least by nikah siri, Indonesian woman have the title of married woman ..

    So .. don’t ever use that Stupidity, it’s negative .. Pls use “brilliant” ..sounds more positive, isn’t it ?

  2. avatar iamisaid says:
    January 5th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Hi tere616,

    So .. don’t ever use that Stupidity, it’s negative .. Pls use “brilliant” ..sounds more positive, isn’t it ?

    Yayyyyy ! that’s way to go – tere616.

    Except that these people would not stop at Brilliant, they would add stupidity to it and declare – “BRILLIANT STUPIDITY”.

    You know how reactions are.

    Thanks for sharing your opinion and I wish you Happy New 2008.

  3. avatar TheWrathOfGrapes says:
    January 5th, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    It is due to the stupidity of Indonesia that allows Malaysia and Singapore to move forward.

    Maybe stupidity play only a small part in this. The biggest factor is corruption. However, Malaysia is fast catching up in the corruption league. At this rate, Vietnam might overtake Malaysia in the not too distant future. Even Indonesia may surpass Malaysia if it can keep corruption in check.

  4. avatar anymatters says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 5:17 am

    Nice catches on stupidity. There might be some brilliant plans behind all of these stupidities.

  5. avatar Ecky says:
    January 11th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    So .. don’t ever use that Stupidity, it’s negative .. Pls use “brilliant” ..sounds more positive, isn’t it ?

    Agreed with Tere.

    Be positive folk, there’s always sunshine after the rain (sorry if the quote is not correct) :)

    Nikah Siri – sometimes women are afraid being alone especially at certain age. And don’t forget about the social pressure, woman at certain age should be married and have kid no matter if she’s second wife or a mistress.

  6. avatar boeddi says:
    January 13th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    “Nice catches on stupidity. There might be some brilliant plans behind all of these stupidities.”—Anymatters

    I am not too sure about that as …

    “Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.”— Anonymous

    “The two most abundant things in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.”—Harlan Ellison

    “The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. But not in that order.”— Uri Geller

    “There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”-–Frank Zappa

    “Everyone is stupid sometimes. Some people raise it to an art form.”— Anonymous

    besides …

    “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”— Benjamin Franklin

    and …

    “Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless.”—-Jewish Proverb

  7. avatar jawa.apostate says:
    April 8th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Nice post Boeddi. I had a GOOD laugh – being so stunned that I could not argue with any of it!!!

    stupidity IS what drives the universe

  8. avatar boeddi says:
    April 8th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    “Stupidity IS what drives the universe.”“”-jawa.apostate

    well … in that case, jawa.apostate … Karl Kraus did have a point …

    “Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match.”—Karl Kraus

  9. avatar Indy K says:
    April 9th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    If there is a price I have to pay for being stupid, then I’ll gladly pay it.

  10. avatar boeddi says:
    April 10th, 2008 at 2:34 am

    … well, they say the price for being stupid is “HIGH” … they say, even the symbolic first man, “adam” which came to be ranked a “prophet” committed this legal activity called stupidity, and got kicked in the butt :(

    “Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless.”“”-Jewish Proverb
    “In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.”Konrad Adenauer

    well … i guess … they did have a point …

  11. avatar boeddi says:
    January 16th, 2009 at 2:22 am

    … “Very well said” … halah, thank you … I guess, this, did stupidly suggested that some of us were stupid enough to have stupidly chosen to comment stupidly on this issue of stupidity … so, with due respects, we do have to agree to Anymatters on the comment that:

    “There might be some brilliant plans behind all of these stupidities.”—Anymatters

    and to the very sense that:

    “Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.”— Anonymous

    “Everyone is stupid sometimes. Some people raise it to an art form.”— Anonymous

    “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”— Benjamin Franklin

  12. avatar olla says:
    May 5th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”— Benjamin Franklin

    means, they remain ignorant, refuse to learn, ever!, to remain stupid. which is hard, to stay ignorant for all your life, like where’s your conscience? even the most ignorant person can feel. that means it is a hell lot of hard work to remain stupid. nothing to be proud of.

    and i agree on some point, i guess that’s what Indonesia is to the issues pointed by the writer above. ignorant.



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