Stupidity: Laziness of thought; a deliberate preference for ignorance and comfort in one’s own worldview over efforts to seek knowledge and improve understanding. Defaulting to, rather than attempting to overcome, one’s natural cognitive biases. A rejection of reason and evidence in favor of emotion and anecdote.
Antistupidity: More than a mere rejection of stupidity, but rather a commitment to confronting stupidity and fighting it in all its forms. A commitment to examining stupidity wherever encountered, to learning from it, and to using it to strengthen one’s own understanding. A Quixotic quest undertaken by idealistic fools devoted to converting the heathens of stupidity to a better way of thinking and living, recognizing all the while that success will be hard-fought, rare, and often bittersweet.
Welcome to the Antistupid Project.