The Dunning-Kruger Effect is Killing Us

Our world rushes into the Abyss with such stunning speed, that there seems to be little that we can do except stand open-mouthed in shock. To even attempt to warn the thundering herd of their insanity, is to risk bodily harm and even death. If you stand in the way, you will certainly be trampled. And, it seems to have everything to do with an observation by David Dunning and Justin Kruger.

The truly incompetent think that they are capable.

The truly capable worry that they are incompetent.

You see this everywhere, and it is an utterly amazing defect in our nature.

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Why Must We Be Morons?

If you want a serious case of depression, read history. No, really. Nothing makes you despair about the future of humanity than a nice, strong dose of the past – which is a demonstration of just how evil and stupid we all are. And yes, I count myself as a member of the evil and stupid.

In fact, I wince at the foolishness in my own past, so don’t think that I’m not leveling the finger at myself. I’m just as much of a drooling idiot as anyone else. The only difference is that I can SEE that I’m a drooling idiot.

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