Stupidity Proofing Your Mind: Keep Stupidity Away

Although I believe I’ve become pretty good at defusing stupidity, I still need reminders now and then in order to keep a positive attitude and to keep the stupers (short for startlingly stupid persons) from getting my goat or taking my peace away from me.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret I personally use to maintain my sanity during the days when the stupid among us raise their empty, thought-deprived heads high enough for me to view them: I wear a dandy little bracelet, made of string, around my wrist that looks something like this:

This lovely trinket is not an exact replica of my actual string bracelet (which I’m currently sporting); mine is homemade and spun of exactly two hastily twisted together threads, in eye-catching colors, and slips off my hand now and then, but only when I’m not paying proper attention, in the shower, or changing clothes. This slippage is appreciated because it constantly reminds me of the purpose of the bracelet which is to stay aware, keep a positive attitude and think.

Of course, such bracelets are not for everyone. Perhaps this may be better suited for some:

This emerald ring by Cartier is a good deal heavier than my bracelet, so slippage would be a non-issue and its dazzling, sparkly color may be just what one needs to make the stupers and their idiotic antics pale in comparison. If jewelry is not your thing, how about this:

A castle with surrounding moat, (piranhas optional). This type of real estate is a surefire method to keep stupers away. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees once one leaves the castle to go grocery shopping or to the post office or other popular stuper-infested destination spots. Idiots are at large in most public arenas.

Gentlemen, I have a suggestion for you also which you may use as a reminder:

Sapphire and diamond cuff-links that decorate the end of one’s sleeves are enough to grab and keep your attention and remind you to think, not so much, “Did I actually spend almost $3000 dollars for these stunning, vintage (1940s) collectible links?”, but “It’s a good thing I bought these rare, authentic cuff-links. They remind me to appreciate the good things in life, like thinking and a positive attitude.”

And finally, for those of us who need an “in our face” reminder, by all means, try driving this:

Turbo Carreras, and similar luxury vehicles, easily take your focus off idiots, especially when in red.

These are all examples of little things we can do to remind us of the importance of keeping our peace and maintaining our sanity.

Just think why don’t you!


10 Responses to “Stupidity Proofing Your Mind: Keep Stupidity Away”

  1. Mad Woman says:

    I’ll take a castle and a fancy red car to go please. Oh..and a bracelet like yours.

    I tend to find acting like a hermit usually does the trick too!

  2. omawarisan says:

    So if I buy the Datsun 240Z I have been waiting to get since the ’70’s I will be better protected against the effects of stupers? I’m in.

    Will you call my wife?

  3. Onedia says:

    Well since I create stunning bracelets you know what I would go for!

    Great idea to help us remember to be present and aware.

  4. Jenny says:

    I think if I had Johnny Depp hanging on my arm I could easily ignore all stupers.

    But in lieu of darling Johnny’s presence I’ll go with the emerald! Throw in a Jaguar XJ and I don’t think any stuper on earth could ever annoy me again!

  5. Sofi says:

    I am greedy. So I will take the bracelet, emerald ring, red metalic car, and why not sapphire cufflinks too. I forgot the castle also.

  6. Madison says:

    Love your website. Looks like we are like-minded individuals. I am actually in the process of writing a post about stupid people that I expect to appear next week. Maybe you will take a look.

  7. Ferd says:

    Yes, Keli, the little things can be helpful indeed. A little Porsche, a little diamond or emerald, a little castle… I don’t need much to remind me to be grateful, to keep focused, mindful, and peaceful. LOL
    I get the point. You’re right, as always. Thanks for the reminders!

  8. Jessica says:

    Hi there!!! I have missed you! I’m sorry I haven’t been around. I switched to wordpress it’s been hell ever since.

    Ah, you and your wonderful stupors. I think that if I had chocolate around my wrists at all times I might be able to tolerate them, esp. my ex.

  9. Ferd says:

    Did Jessica really mean “stupors?” That’s pretty funny!

  10. Keli says:


    I’m fairly certain Jessica meant “stupers.” But I can relate to “stupors” too!

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