Devdutt Pattanaik

To Empathise

By | Devdutt Pattanaik |Mythologist, Author, Illustrator, Speaker


Why do people think that by calling stupid people stupid they will make them less stupid ? It will only annoy the stupid person who will disagree.

They will call the name-caller as the ‘intellectual fake media’ and dig their hills into more stupidity. And the intellectual, who wanted to feel superior in the first place by name-calling, will feel like a helpless victim.

Nobody likes being humiliated. Certainly not stupid people. So stupid people have become smart by turning the word ‘intellectual’ into a term of abuse.

The wise man would not name-call and instead work hard to enable the stupid rather than humiliate them. The wise man recognises the stupidity within him and so empathises with the other. 

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