Are you indulging in STUPIDITY?
Dictionary defines the word Stupidity as the act or a quality of being or behaving Foolish.
This book is a sarcasm on stupidity and people, who follow it blindly !
Written with wit and humour (as its important components) the book shows how lack of critical thinking contributes to the stale mind. What makes stupidity hopeless is, when those who fumble, go right back and make the same stupid mistakes over and over again, with no sense of remorse or regret. It is more like people who buy things they don’t need, with money they don’t have, to impress people they don’t even like.
The main cause of stupidity is often accredited to lack of thinking. According to University of Virginia 2014 study, some humans will do anything but Think. The researchers found many men would rather administer electric shocks to themselves than indulging into the thinking process.
With suitable examples, the book explains how a well-cultivated critical thinker raises vital questions and formulates them clearly and precisely, and then arrive at well-reasoned conclusions, thinks open-mindedly within acceptable standards, and adds value to the solution. On the contrary, there are episodes in life that show people thinking and behaving in the ways which may tarnish their reputation or career, for life.
This book is a revolution in the field of intelligent thinking, and the logics given compel the reader to think more and be wiser! The book is meant for the general readers.
About the Author
Elias M. Awad Chaired Professor Emeritus, the University of Virginia.
1. The Dark Side of Intelligence
2 . Darkness Cannot Eradicate Darkness
3. The Many Faces of Intelligence
4. Missing the Obvious
5. Nothing in Excess
6. Have You Hugged Your Banker Lately
7. Capitalism is Alive: Get Used to it
8. Lions Don’t Have to Roar
9. When Self-confidence Breeds Arrogance
10. Is Online Education Out of Line?
11. What Online Education Does not Tell You
12. Where are the Religious People?
13. Americanization of Religion
14. Futility in the Unknown
15. Wisdom and Stupidity in Social Networking
16. Bullied by Information
17. Where Do We Go from Here?
208pp. | ISBN-978-81-203-5112-7 | Rs.295.00
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