1/ You do you not see unintelligent people call out FRAUDS. Why?

Sure the easy answer is fools are easily fooled and thus the marks/targets.

But there’s another better reason why smart people like to call out FRAUDS...

Namely: Competition + Status. 🧵
2/ Competitive intellects love finding
correct answers quicker
truths not yet discovered
better explanations (for pleasure + sport)

Some compete to be ‘smarter’ than others
Motivated intrinsically for self or extrinsically—
they like to OUTSMART people—
and/or get STATUS for it.
3/ Frauds/hucksters/ tricksters also try to OUTSMART others
but in contrast don’t want STATUS for their cleverness—
they cloak it + dont want to be detected

Bad smart people are source of worlds conflicts
One cant be compelled to call out FRAUD
unless intellectually competitive
4/ good Smart people who see
bad smart people exploiting
innocent less smart people
—are competitively motivated to OUTSMART the bad smart people

to righteously protect the fools from the knaves
to gain status for being smarter + spotting the con

cobs + robbers
never ending.

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