Stupnik, Stups-a-maron, Hodack
The stupnik flies out of orbit from the rest of humanity. He is the stupid fool of Proverbs who lacks social skills, money wisdom, safety sense, and foresight. Stupniks cannot think ahead very well. They live in a five-foot bubble, not thinking about the long-range consequences, they stumble forward into all kinds of blunders.
Proverbs indicates two types of fools. One is the wicked fool, or what we would call the criminal mind. He plots evil, not caring about the result of his actions. The stupnik is the clumsy fool: “The simple passes on and is punished.” He does not seek evil, but walks into it unsuspecting. Unfortunately, more stupniks fill the jails than criminals do.
A stupnik can be either a stups-a-maron or a hodack.
The stups-a-maron (pronounced STOOPS-a-mah-RONE) perfects social gaffs. He says the wrong thing for the occasion, gets tongue tied, and makes more red faces than a winter freeze. Usually he has numerous character qualities and likeable traits, but he just cannot get it right socially.
Some stups-a-marons do not notice their public ineptitude, but most do. They often get the label “geek” or something similar. Bullies and criminals love these kind of guys because they will do almost anything to be accepted. Such lackeys often take the heat when the law catches up with the group. Mobsters and drug lords often go free while their cronies, the stups-a-marons, get punished.
This kind of stupnik is lost in space regarding his trade skills. He is your klutz or clumsy fool. While some men suffer from physical setbacks, hodacks simply have not honed their skills.
The hodack nails the board on crooked and leaves it, thinking it is the best he can do. People hate this kind of guy in any skilled trade. If he does plumbing, he cuts too big of a hole for the pipe or puts two holes in the wrong place before getting it right. Sometimes a nice personality makes up for his ineptitude, but usually people hate him for his foolish mistakes.
The hodack often is just lazy. He does not care about what he is doing. He may not be a visual person and so it does not matter to him when he bangs up his car with his poor driving skills.
Sometimes the hodack does not know there is a better way. He has always done it this way and it never occurred to him that a little education or training could cure him.
If you are a stupnick, stups-a-maron, or hodack, you have a cure. Realizing you have a social problem will help you deal with it openly. Watch people with social finesse. See what they do and especially what they avoid doing. Learn some manners. Go to some workshops and classes if you are hodack. Perhaps just finding a line of work you enjoy will help cure you.
Study the book of Proverbs in the Bible and learn the art of effective manhood. Do not make yourself small because you refuse to learn greatness. Small men do not have to stay small. Grow yourself and others will find you more enjoyable. You will like yourself better, too.