Awhile back Quora put out an ebook of the best quora answers of 2010-2012. Being a big fan of the site, I downloaded the book to see what insights I could glean from a compilation of the best the site had to offer. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the ebook was free either. In fact, it still is and you can download it here.
The answer that I’ve enjoyed the most so far was from Lee Semel. It was in response to the question:
What are some stupid things that smart people do?
I thought about compiling my own list and I might at some later date, but I think Lee’s list is a good one for people to read. Luckily, I’m not guilty of many of these, but that’s because I like to dabble in other stupid things instead. Like I said, I’ll write another post on that at a later date. Regardless of it’s applicability to me, this list covers a lot of the transgressions of smart people, so maybe it will help you to be more aware of some things you do or be more understanding of the people that you see do these things. Either way, knowledge is power. So, give it a read and enjoy!
Numbers 2, 3 and 5 are among the ones that bother me the most on a regular basis. How about you? Let me know in the comments!