Black People : Stupid vs. Ignorant...is there a difference?

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  1. NNQueen

    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What does it take to just be stupid?

    http://www.mentalsoup.com/mentalsoup/basic.htm

    And please, a word of caution, let's not treat this as an opportunity to make personal attacks against anyone, especially those that post here!

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    oldiesman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    stupid vs.ignorant...

    i think there is,in my way of thinking an ignorant person doesn't know something so therefore must be taught or shown whereas a stupid person could be someone who knows the way but through arrogance and or stubborness just refuses to do whatever it is that needs to be done.
     
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    Well, I tend to look at "stupid" in the context of foolish behavior. I don't like to use it to label intelligence, because I believe most people are of average intelligence.... and it is downright insensitive to use that term for people who are special or have low IQs (some might argue they are spiritually smart).

    I label ignorant as simply not knowing things... once they gain a level of knowledge or experience they lose the ignorance.
     
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    Ignorant is when you ignore truth and prefer to accept whatever belief you may have in its stead.
    E.g., drinking seven 40 ounces and driving to your own court date is not wise. You do it any way... "ignint"

    Stupid is an opinion. Like what one may call an ignorant person for being so.
     
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    To be ignorant is to be unaware. Although many people use ignorance as an insult, it really isn't bad. If you are ignorant about something then more than likely you've never been taught. However ignorant people can become informed.

    To be stupid is far worse. Stupidity refers more to an inability to learn.
     
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    The difference is blatant, in their respective definitions:

    IGNORANT:

    adjective

    Definition:

    1. lacking knowledge: lacking knowledge or education in general or in a specific subject


    2. unaware: unaware of something
    ignorant of the danger


    3. resulting from lack of knowledge: caused by a lack of knowledge, understanding, or experience
    an ignorant mistake


    STUPID:

    adjective

    Definition:

    1. regarded as unintelligent: regarded as showing a lack of intelligence, perception, or common sense
    a stupid mistake


    2. silly: irritatingly silly or time-wasting
    had us playing stupid games


    3. adds emphasis: used to express anger, annoyance, or frustration ( informal )
    I can't get the stupid thing to work!


    4. dazed: in a dazed state, e.g. from shock, fatigue, or the effects of drugs or alcohol
    almost stupid with tiredness


    [Mid-16th century. < Latin stupidus < stupere "be stunned"]



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  7. kente417mojo

    kente417mojo Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think "ignorant" leaves the impression that a person just doesn't know any better. Is without the facts and acts on something based on a lack of information. I think a stupid person does something questionable regardless of the facts or the information that's presented to them.
     
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    Definitions

    Ignorance is not knowing. We dont know everything. Therefore we are all ignorant to certain things

    Dumbness is the inability to know. We cant understand all that we may know. Like calculus, physics, quantum mechanics, or how to get that ship in the bottle.

    Stupidity is deliberate ignorance. You dont know and have no intention of finding out

     
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    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    after finding a concrete definition for the two terms and ones that may be dynamic depending on the situation,how must one recognize each in the world we live in?
     
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    NNQueen going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Therein lies a more critical question, Bro. I-khan. Beyond the textbook definition, how can you recognize either version when it's staring you in your face? How much personal energy do you invest when you're dealing with an ignorant person or a stupid one? Can whole groups be ignorant or stupid?
     
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