Rule #5: Stupid people are the most dangerous people in the world
When we dismiss and ignore anti-social actions, society devolves to chaos. For example, for the past few days here in California, flash mobs of looters have ransacked stores. In response, other stores immediately closed down for protection. Without stores, jobs are lost and families fall into distress. The looters ultimately spread suffering for all.
Quando descartamos e ignoramos as ações anti-sociais, a sociedade evolui para o caos. Por exemplo, nos últimos dias aqui na Califórnia, flash mobs de saqueadores saquearam lojas. Em resposta, outras lojas fecharam imediatamente para proteção. Sem lojas, empregos são perdidos e famílias passam por dificuldades. Os saqueadores acabam espalhando sofrimento para todos.
Although we might be inclined to dismiss and turn away from stupidity, understanding the roots of stupidity may actually help open the door to wisdom. And so, in a rather peculiar manner, we might find an actual value for stupidity. We might find wisdom in observing and understanding the roots of stupidity to be free of suffering.
MN8:12.4: ‘Others will steal, but here we will not steal.’
MN1:172-194.25: Why is that?
MN1:172-194.26: Because he has understood that relishing is the root of suffering,