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    fs.blog | 1/2/19 | 9 min
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    • Pegeen
      Reading streakScoutScribe
      1 month ago

      Wow, what a surprise this was - loved it! Adam Robinson researches stupidity and comes up with 7 factors that contribute to stupidity. And, all 7 happen to be present in hospitals! This is a fascinating read with excellent examples.

      • Shemp3 weeks ago

        This is great. What's particularly illuminating is that all the causes of stupidity are conspicuous, but frequently overlooked!

        • Pegeen
          Reading streakScoutScribe
          3 weeks ago

          Yes, this was a delightful surprise.

      • SEnkey
        Scout
        1 month ago

        Great conversation to read. I've got some stupidity to target in my life.

        • Pegeen
          Reading streakScoutScribe
          1 month ago

          Ha, don’t we all!

    • jeff
      Top reader this weekReading streakScribe
      4 weeks ago

      Excellent observations! The number of deaths due to hospital errors is staggering. I thought for sure that had to be an error but it checks out. The points about driving distractions were spot on, too. Turning off the radio when lost is a total reflex that you don't even have to think about.

    • OMS4 weeks ago

      This was so enlightening. These past few months I’ve made some silly mistakes at work and reading this now I can highlight three or four factors that most likely contributed to me making those mistakes. Plus your definition of stupidity is just succinct.

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    • jbuchana
      Scribe
      1 month ago

      A very good analysis of something that happens all the time. These are the circumstances that lead a smart or normally intelligent person to "stupid" mistakes though, they have nothing to do with an individual actually being stupid, that makes the whole situation even worse unfortunately.