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Devdutt Pattanaik

To Empathise

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

(c) Devdutt.com

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. 

Originally published at http://devdutt.com/

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