Our capacity for mass stupidity is ubiquitous. Ignorance is forgivable, you can't be blamed for assuming the world is flat or that Santa roams the skies every Christmas, in the absence of a more compelling alternative or insight. Stupidity however represents something altogether less forgivable.
Of course I'm being provocative. We smoke, drink to excess, gossip, eat ourselves to heart failure, care about celebrity minutiae, and look in the mirror without a moments contemplation of how profound is our very existence.
This is not the stuff of naval gazing. We are surrounded by almost 8 billion relatives who each share this fleeting moment in eternity, and yet how is it that we fail to appreciate or savour every precious second of our existence.
All truth is contextual, change the context and all beliefs lose their power. It is hard to be miserable, frustrated, angry, vengeful, jealous, or anything other than ecstatic, in the context of framing such thoughts as personal choices. We are all immeasurably more capable than what we produce, and it is only the illusion of our identity that keeps us chained to mediocre thinking.
Our identity is the vision (not a reality) we have of who we are, and is created by the feed back of our closest family and peer group. Not everyone has had the good fortune to be nurtured in a manner that fosters high self worth, but if we would only have a moment of clarity, a moment where we realised that we are the perfect crystallization of billions of years of infinite possible detours.
The Universe really is unfolding as it should. We exist, mass stupidity is found in the wasted hours and years we spend taking this one truth for granted