So I have this quote on my website, chosen really on a whim whilst trying to get good sounding quotes. The question remains however, whether or not this quote is true. Let’s start by defining stupidity: Free online dictionary defines it as
stupidity [stjuːˈpɪdɪtɪ] n pl -ties
1. the quality or state of being stupid
2. a stupid act, remark, etc.
And now, what is stupid (besides this post!)
stu·pid (stpd, sty-)adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est
1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
Ok, so now we have a baseline from which to work from. The cessation of stupidity would be to stop being stupid, or to becoming quick to learn; acute.
So a quick learner would therefore be creative, of which I have only anecdotal evidence, but I believe this to be untrue. Many creative people are not quick to learn, and many good students are not creative. Are creative people always quick on the uptake, maybe? What do you think?