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Listen to the experts, and accept that you may be an idiot

Opinion 4 months ago

Sometimes you have to accept that you’re just not as smart as you think you are and that you might, in fact, be a complete idiot. If you’re spreading crazy conspiracies and refusing to take the current situation seriously, this column is about you.


26 Mar 2020
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Listen to the experts, and accept that you may be an idiot

Earl Coetzee.

I recently had to face the harsh possibility that I may be a complete and utter moron. It hit me as I was scrolling though some of my social media timelines and chatting to some friends. The sheer amount of idiotic advice and hare-brained conspiracy theories, and the stubborn insistence by so many friends and acquaintances on continuing with their lives as if we weren’t facing a massive crisis, is what did it. There was one of my friends from my hometown who still insists that black people are immune to Covid-19, and any evidence to the contrary is just...

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