+167 If it's stupid, but it works, then it is still stupid and it happens to work. amirite?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

What?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I think it's about the phrase "if it's stupid but it works, how stupid is it really?" Aka doing something incredibly wrong, but it works anyways, so what's the issue?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

The original saying is "If it's stupid, but it works, it's not stupid." OP is not agreeing with that saying.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I don't disagree and I've seen a lot. That being said, that stupid thing is still smarter than all the logical approaches that should work, but for whatever reason don't.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I think calling an idea that is functional but yet to be proven correct "stupid" is a way to motivate people into proving why it's correct. You can randomly discover a mathematical formula that is seemingly very useful, but you cannot be sure if it's actually useful or it just coincidentally gives you the correct output, until you prove that it's truly valid.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

That's what you would call "street smart", which is still better than something "book smart" that doesn't work

by Anonymous 6 months ago

well, there's... A) "stupid that works just by chance" (and it's truly stupid) and... B) "stupid that works cos although it's made simple it's afterall correct" (and it's not stupid, it may also be wise instead)

by Anonymous 6 months ago

So your opinion is that you hate the original saying. Kinda weird, it's not like it's a popular opinion to love the original saying

by Anonymous 6 months ago

But again, it still works. If you can get the job done via the stupid method that just so happens to work, and it doesn't pose as a safety risk, why does it matter?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

If you are doing the same thing in a "stupid" manner then you are still doing the thing, you show that you understand your starting and end goal, you are just doing it in a dumb way. Most of the time in life the method doesn't matter, but the outcome does. If you can get the same outcome who cares about the method

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Kinda pessimist point of view

by Anonymous 6 months ago