This actually struck me as sadly true. Why do the people with IQ in their heads feel that they’re stupid or at least that they’re not smart? And why the fuck do the stupid people believe that they’re above regular people in some way? It all sounded so stupid to me..
Note that I used the past tense with ‘sounded’ because after some deep thinking, a boring history class, and a burrito it all makes perfect sense! The smart underestimate themselves because they’re intelligent enough to know that there’s so much in this world that they don’t know yet, making them feel relatively stupid. The idiots, however, don’t realize this fact and thus feel smart. Yea confusing I know, but like all paradoxes this one just needs some thought (or none if you’re smart.)
Bottom line: The less you know, the more you think you know. And I hate paradoxes.