5 laws of stupidity

A University of California professor of economic history, Carlo M. Cipolla  came up with five universal laws of human stupidity:

Law 1: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. . . 

Law 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person. . .

Law 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses. . .

Law 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.

Law 5: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person. . . 

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