Is it immoral to be stupid?
I have another question, another post, about St. Peter and stupidity. This one may be related, or perhaps it may not. You can check it out if you wish.
Lots of critters have a brain.
Only humans have a mind.
A mind, like an athlete’s body, must be developed.
If a body is not developed, it becomes flaccid and ineffective.
If a mind is not developed, the result is stupidity.
If a human fails to develop their mind, they are really no different than other critters with a brain… dogs, cows, frogs.
To be moral means to do “the right thing”
What could be more “right” than for a human to develop the one thing that distinguishes them from all other critters. It is our key to survival, it is the one thing that gives us an edge.
Stupidity is the failure to develop the mind.
Therefore, stupidity is the failure to do “the right thing”.
Therefore, stupidity is immoral.
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