Smart people do some of the dumbest things - but the truth is, everyone does. We don't know what causes it, but it's almost like the human brain just has a built-in pre scheduled brainfart that needs to happen from time to time. Who doesn't know someone who's looked for their phone in a dark room by using the flashlight app on their phone. Yeah, you were holding the phone that whole time weren't you, Brenda? One Reddit user asked:
What did you do that made you question your own intelligence?
And the responses have us feeling so much less alone. It turns out there are stupid people everywhere, because everyone does stupid stuff. It's encouraging, really!
A couple months ago, my husband and I went on a walk. There are a lot of trails where we live and a couple of lakes. So we walked down a trail to the lake, turned left up another trail, and ended up at the top of a street. We start walking down the street and I realize there is a house that has a wishing well in their front yard like we do. I point it out to my husband and then I realize they have the same truck we do, too. I point out the truck and then I realize that we were in front of our own house. It wasn't my brightest moment.