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This law also introduces three other phenotypes that Cipolla says co-exist alongside stupidity. First there is the intelligent person, whose actions benefit both himself and others. Then there is the bandit, who benefits himself at others’ expense. And lastly there is the helpless person, whose actions enrich others at his own expense.

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they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being. There are no defenses against stupidity, argued the Italian-born professor, who died in 2000. The only way a society can avoid being crus...

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How to develop farsighted perspective

Step 1-

First, facing a problem, conflict, or some exciting opportunity, we train ourselves to detach from the heat of the moment.

We work to calm down our excitement or our fear. We get some distance.

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