Why feel insulted by idiocy?

Friday, January 19, 2018

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Dear Editor,

Isn't it amazing that most people are usually shocked or surprised by the actions or utterances of those known to be irrational or insane?

Reactions are a function or reflection of our expectations. Hence, no one is surprised when dogs bark and pigs grunt, and there should be no surprises when those known to be crude and offensive act accordingly.

It is unrealistic not to expect dogs to bark and pigs to grunt, or for them to reverse roles. And it cannot be over emphasised that the irrational and insane present in many forms.

But no matter who they are: How rational is it when people feel insulted or become incensed when condemning and cursing the irrational for their idiocy?

Daive R Facey

dr.facey@gmail.com

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