Jenna: I know that all my years of study should be making me smarter, but lately I have been feeling like I am getting dumber! Well, an article by a microbiologist entitled ‘The importance of stupidity in scientific research’ has made me feel a little better.
The article talks about embracing ‘stupidity’, and coming to terms with the fact that research is immersion in the unknown…we don’t know what we are doing or what the answers are, that is why it is called research. “The more comfortable we become with being stupid, the deeper we will wade into the unknown and the more likely we are to make big discoveries”.
Ok, so it still doesn’t explain why now that I almost have the title of Doctor I need to keep a diary because I can’t remember appointments (or sometimes what day it is!!!) or why I find mental arithmetic increasingly hard, but now I can feel a little less guilty about watching Bold and the Beautiful, I am embracing my stupidity!! He he
To read the article click here