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You are stupid

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By Andy the HoboTraveler.Com

ISSUE:  093
DATE:  October 08, 2002
TIP:  You are stupid
LOCATION:  Pak Bara Thailand

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This thought crosses my mind a
few hundred times a day.

I have also learn the same person is
extremely intelligent.

I have said,
“I do not suffer fools well.”
I realize how stupid this thought is about my myself
In reality I not only suffer fools well.
I am absolutely tolerant of them.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and
narrow-mindedness -- all foes to real understanding.
Likewise, tolerance or broad, wholesome charitable
views of men and things cannot be acquired by
vegetating in our little corner of the earth
all one's lifetime." -- Mark Twain

Life is about comparing.
I compare my car to yours.
You compare you girl friend to mine.
You go to college.
I get a job.

You do this, and I do that.

We compare to note the similarities or differences.
Then we say,

If the person is rich and successful.
We say,

We cannot believe the person does
not know where my state, country or
city is located.
We say,

I remembers an augment I had with a woman
a few years ago. She said,

“Andy your an
I said,
Which means.
Yes you are correct.
She shakes, rattle, and rolls.
I mean YOU.
are and AAT#$AT#$hole.”

I have not idea what to say, but this
girl is infuriated with me, and starting to
raise the temple. I know at this moment I need
to make a choice. Do I placate and try to calm
her or do I be an !!#!AT# and egg her on?

I said,
“Yes I understand. I know I am an
Can you tell me the specific part of me that
is an AT#$AT$?”

She said,
“You do not understand.
You are stupid, and an !AT#AT!.”

1. Destroy the obvious mental midget.
2. Look for a way to release her anger
and find common ground.

1. 99 percent of the time I look for a way
for us to agree.
2. 1 percent of the time.
I teach them....
How to lose a war.

Sometimes this is an option.
But great care is needed to walk away from
some arguments. If the argument has not started
and you have not already engaged in the
battle. You can walk away easy.

If you really want to make the person angry.
Taunt them, engage them in an argument.
Bring it to a supremely high level of frustration
and heat.
Then say,
“I got to go.”

There is a book I read a few years ago called.
“The Art of War.”

OK... I am stupid. Not really. I am lazy.
I am not going to go waste my energy chasing
down the writer, and what not. If you really want
to know. You will do so.
Now.... The difference between being lazy and stupid.
(Plus I am in Thailand in a bungalow.)

This book is about negotiations or arguments and
how to win in war, but also on how to lose.
How to make your enemy stronger and fight
harder to the very end, or to allow them a way out
and still win the war.

My goal is always to find common ground.
To find a way to love you, and not say,
“You are stupid.”

Walking away is the ultimate comment.
I do not love you.

Staying is saying,
“I love you.”

So I stay.
I continue to travel.
I say,
“I love you.”

I think to myself a few hundred times a day.
“You are stupid.”

I need to say to myself,
“I am frustrated, tired, and angry.
Why do you not understand me?
I am trying my best.”

Sometime in life.
My best is not good enough.
I still fail.

A person can have no knowledge of history,
geography, and science, etc. Some people do not like
to sit around and read guidebooks, and other do.

So we end this tip.
Saying to yourself,
“Andy you are stupid, that was not a tip.”

I think it is, you think it is not.
It is a comparison.
I am stupid and I am smart.
I am both.
(That was the tip.)

A few of you will go and wonder
the planet like a nomad. Find love
and adventure, and find a lot of really stupid
and silly things.

Will you say,
“You are stupid”
and walk away?

Or maybe, you will really care enough
to try to listen and learn. To separate
your frustrations, feelings, and to find
the inherent good in all these
people, places, and things.

Just another day in Paradise!
Be a Hobo, and leave your mark.

X was HERE!

Life is good.

As always, these are suggestions. Please realize I am
giving guidance, and there are always other opinions.
“One mans paradise, is another mans hell”
This way we do not all go to the same place.

Article written by Andy the
On year 5 of Hobo trip around the world.
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