Wow, what a surprise this was - loved it! Adam Robinson researches stupidity and comes up with 7 factors that contribute to stupidity. And, all 7 happen to be present in hospitals! This is a fascinating read with excellent examples.
This is great. What's particularly illuminating is that all the causes of stupidity are conspicuous, but frequently overlooked!
Yes, this was a delightful surprise.
Great conversation to read. I've got some stupidity to target in my life.
Ha, don’t we all!
Excellent observations! The number of deaths due to hospital errors is staggering. I thought for sure that had to be an error but it checks out. The points about driving distractions were spot on, too. Turning off the radio when lost is a total reflex that you don't even have to think about.
This was so enlightening. These past few months I’ve made some silly mistakes at work and reading this now I can highlight three or four factors that most likely contributed to me making those mistakes. Plus your definition of stupidity is just succinct.
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A very good analysis of something that happens all the time. These are the circumstances that lead a smart or normally intelligent person to "stupid" mistakes though, they have nothing to do with an individual actually being stupid, that makes the whole situation even worse unfortunately.