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COMMENTARY: Combating the Stupidity Crisis: A Call for Awareness and Education

''Through education, critical thinking, and a commitment to self-improvement, we can confront the existential threat that collective ignorance poses to America and the world.'' Michael Corthell In today's polarized world, the prevalence of what we term "stupidity" is not merely an insult, but a pressing concern. This phenomenon, rooted in the Dunning-Kruger effect , poses a significant threat to rational discourse, informed decision-making, and societal progress. It's crucial to understand that stupidity is not synonymous with low intelligence, but rather a failure to recognize one's cognitive limitations. This editorial argues that by acknowledging our own ignorance and fostering awareness, we can mitigate the dangers of collective ignorance and work towards a more informed, rational society. The Dunning-Kruger Effect: Unmasking Ignorance The Dunning-Kruger effect reveals a cognitive bias wherein individuals overestimate their competence and know