Have you ever thought about being stupid or being an idiot ? Never mind if you have not. I have profound experience in that pursuit.
In my relentless pursuit of knowledge to discover the difference between ‘being a stupid’ and ‘being an idiot’, I have come across many more such states in which one might find oneself – between being stupid and an idiot.
Let me explain. I know that I don’t understand satellite technology. Just in case anybody asks me to explain the nuances of the technology that goes in into a satellite, I fumble, flounder, prevaricate, stutter, groan, mutter and generally behave like Rahul on TV. it goes something like this :
Q : ‘Explain satellite technology?’
Me: Technology used in a satellite is satellite technology.
Q: Explain what technologies are used in a satellite
Me: Any technology that is supposed to be used in a satellite is the technology that is used in a satellite.
Q : Well, can you explain any one technology in a satellite ?
Me: Actually, the power to question and know the answer is a trait that manifests itself in the form of a technology that is used in a satellite. And that is …
If the interview proceeds in the aforementioned fashion then I am an idiot.
Suppose I repeat this exercise, again and again, in front of different audiences and appear to show that I am indeed answering the questions and that the answers are relevant, then I am stupid.
In short, the insistence on consistently exhibiting ones’ idiocy and pretending that one is on the right every time results in one being declared stupid.
Note : The explanations provided are trademarked and copyrighted ( copy wronged ?). Any resemblances to any incidents in the past or future or to any Television interview programs, in the past or future, with or without involving Arnob Goswami, are and would be coincidental.