With daily news stories about them there is no doubt we have absolutely no shortage of stupid people in the world. And while my recreational outrage (RO) reaction level is seriously lacking these days I’m still puzzled as to why or how these people can be so stupid.
Take this story for example: Baby left in hot car
It’s 2007, the lady is 25 years old. Now is her excuse that she’s just plain ignorant and really didn’t know that you can’t leave a 13 month-old in a car for 30 minutes on a 90 degree day with the windows rolled up? Or is her excuse that she knew it was wrong but didn’t really care and figured her running in to shop for 30 minutes without having to haul the baby in with her was worth the risk?
Same goes for those “to catch a predator” knuckleheads. Are they just ignorant stupid (I’m a 40 year-old loser but some 14 year-old virgin hottie really wants to have sex with me) or negligent stupid (yeah, I know it’s totally a crime but even if there’s a 5% chance I could get lucky and this isn’t a sting I’m so damn horny I don’t care what the consequences are).
So what do we have an abundance of: Ignorant stupid morons who just don’t know any better, or negligent idiots who don’t really care anymore about who they hurt and the consequences to themselves?