After a lifetime peppered with foolish decisions and boatloads of wasted time, Ben Haldwell of Nashville, Tennessee, vowed to be stupid no nore.
"No regrets, but it's time to try something different," sad Ben, who, among other things, had often expended a great deal of emotional energy trying to win over unavailable women. "Stupid happens to the best of us - but not to me, not anymore."
Ben is not beating himself up over past behavior, however; indeed, maintaining a forward focus is a mainstay of his new, non-stupid approach to life.
"Never look back," he sad. "Well, except to check if someone is sneaking up behind you. But generally speaking, looking back falls into the "stupid" category. Of which I no longer partake. Smart choices only from now on."
When it was pointed out to him that many people who act stupidly believe in the moment that they are making wise decisions, Ben acknowledged that lack of awareness of one's own stupidity is oftentimes part and parcel of the stupid package.
"It's a potential pitfall, for sure," said Ben. "I'm planning to avoid that one at all costs."