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If someone is uninformed is that someone dumb?

  1. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 3 years ago

    If someone is uninformed is that someone dumb?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    We're all "uninformed" about some things. Ignorance means you simply don't know. Being immature or inexperienced are also closely related to lacking wisdom, ignorance, or being uninformed.
    Dumb or stupid generally refers to one's inability to grasp concepts or gain an understanding after being presented with the information multiple times. Even then you're only talking about one topic. No matter how "dumb" someone is said to be they have learned some things in life. Few people have a blank mind.

    1. gmwilliams profile image87
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That isn't stupid nor dumb, but slow as far as mental cognizance goes.  Stupid and/or dumb people are those that refuse to learn and/or gain knowledge and perspective when presented with constructive and beneficial information.

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Technically "dumb" is the inability for one to speak! However in the vernacular of everyday speech people usually refer to someone who is "slow" to figure out things as being dumb. Thus the old "dumb blonde jokes".  Seen the movie Dumb & Dumber?

  3. gmwilliams profile image87
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago


    Not at all.   All of us are uninformed regarding a particular subject matter.  No one knows everything about a particular subject and/or no one knows everything period.   All of us are ignorant and/or uninformed to a certain degree.  A stupid, dumb, or obtuse person is a person when presented with evidence  and/or knowledge refuses to grow and/or learn from that evidence and/or knowledge, preferring to think and/or believe as he/she always believed although the belief is fallacious, even detrimental.  A dumb, stupid, or obtuse person is a person who refuses to learn and/or accept evidence and/or knowledge which would be constructive and/or beneficial to him/her and preferring to do what he/she has been habitually inculcated to do/beieve although such action/belief has been proven to be inconclusive, passe, and/or detrimental to him/her and his/her further development emotionally, mentally, and/or psychologically.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      In everyday speech when people tell their "dumb blonde" jokes they're not referring to someone who refuses to learn or accept evidence. They're referring to someone who is not "bright"  or very slow at figuring things out. "The lights are on but.."

  4. acouasm profile image75
    acouasmposted 3 years ago

    No, no one is informed of everything that is happening or has happened in the world. I firmly believe that intelligence is not so much based on what you know, but how you use the knowledge you already have. It's a good question, but overall the information someone possesses doesn't indicate that persons intelligence.

    1. gmwilliams profile image87
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is indeed true!

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image96
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    Nobody can know everything. I know a lot about writing and graphic design, but nothing about car repair. That doesn't make me a dumb mechanic, just like a mechanic isn't a dumb writer. I'm not sure I would even call that uninformed, because it implies they should know this stuff. We learn what we need to learn for our interests and our livelihood. We chose not to learn the other stuff because it wasn't important to us.

    In my mind, someone who is 'dumb' or 'stupid' is someone who knows better, but does the wrong thing anyway. Like someone who knows the speed limit, but speeds anyway. If I get a speeding ticket, it's not the fault of the police officer that caught me, it's my fault for being stupid on the highway.

    1. gmwilliams profile image87
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      A+++++++++++++ response!

  6. kj force profile image73
    kj forceposted 3 years ago

    Not necessarily...if someone has never faced fear would they recognize it ?
    There are extenuating circumstances though, some traits are self explanatory, as we are born with them, some must be taught.
    As humans many must be told ( informed ) of the rules,etc...although I am still trying to figure out why there is a warning on hairdryers.. " DO NOT USE While Standing in Water "..go figure.
    PS: with a quick glance without my glasses..I thought the question was...
    drum roll....If someone is UNIFORMED is that someone dumb ? sorry...
    I love your questions, they make us think...keep them coming !

  7. alancaster149 profile image84
    alancaster149posted 3 years ago

    The ones to avoid are those who have been informed and are still dumb. You can always inform the others and see how they respond - light the blue touchpaper and stand well back!