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Can you relate?

I sure can.

We all make dumb mistakes – errors that leave us cringing afterward –  But luckily for most of us, they are only temporary lapses of judgment – and easily remedied.  Everyone would agree – dumb is just dumb.

But stupid is forever.  These are the things that have long-term ramifications – and as former pastor Rick Ross used to say, “Stupid is as Stupid does” – it is so true.  Oh you know what I mean.  Those things or habits that we’ve come to know and even ‘cozied’  up to – blindly ignoring all warning signs that say, ‘STOP doing that!!’  It is then that we cross the line from dumb to stupid.

I’ve done everything that I could in the past to prevent me  from going into stupid after visiting dumb  – but I am human and even I have ventured into the scary dark abyss of stupid.  Making friends with stupid is pretty dumb and no one in their right mind would do it.  But I also know that I have done it – I’ve  tasted dumb – and have not been satisfied with it – and so I’ve taken a drink from the ‘stupid kool-aid’ – unaware of the effects of it until much later.  And sadly – sometimes getting rid of stupid takes forever.

Now the only way to combat stupid and stick to just plain dumb – is this:  Don’t ignore the red flags and the little ‘ping’ you get in your stomach when going there.  Be able to stop and run from stupid at a moment’s notice.  And when you are around stupid people – don’t listen to them.  They are usually as changeable as the wind – one minute your best friend – the next your most hated enemy.  And stupid people will always make you feel like the stupid one.  So beware.  They are slick, fast talking, fair weather people – like the leaves on a tree – blowing any direction – with no stability.  Watch out for them – don’t follow their advice or listen to what they say and stay away from people they hang out with – because most likely they’ve been drinking the ‘stupid kool-aid’  too.  Ever tried reasoning with a stupid person?  Yeah right.  It’s impossible.

I will continue to be dumb – because I’m on a journey just like you.  Mistakes and temporary lapses in judgment are part of my journey as an imperfect person.   I also know there is much grace for me that is new every morning, and God’s love has been such a wonderful and reassuring security for my many mess-ups.  Thank you Jesus!  But I have also gone to the stupid level – and know the pain involved with trying to undo it – heal and be reconciled to situations and people and I can tell you first hand – it’s just not worth it – so I will be on guard and aware 24-7. And let’s face it – even if you decide against stupid – stupid will never let you forget. Not ever.

Dumb is temporary – Stupid is Forever

God Bless

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Comments on: "Dumb is Temporary – But Stupid Is Forever" (10)

  1. You’re so right, Cindy. Stupid does NOT let you forget about it. I posted a quote one time that said something like, “If you have a choice between ignorance and stupidity, take ignorance; it’s curable.” I think we all have crossed that line from dumb to stupid. For some of us, a time too many. Still, when I’m awake and aware, I pledge to NOT drink the stupid Kool-Aid!!! I’m sure I’ll have another taste or too, though, before my time here is up.

    • So THAT’S how you spell ‘Kool-aid’ – I couldn’t find it anywhere so I made it up! I think ‘dumb’ must be pretty much like ‘ignorance’ – and you’re right – at LEAST that’s curable. But not stupid. He has no graciousness and will NOT let you forget. Stupid, stupid, STUPID!!

  2. Oh that was a great post and I love the picture!

  3. Excellent post Cindy. Have you read the book by Judge Judy, Beauty fades, Dumb is Forever. Your post reminded me of that book.
    Have a great day today.
    Selina.

  4. but then again there is this thing called your reputation that would take a big hit knowing me!

  5. we still love you regardless!

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