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The Characters - Book by Theophrastus

More than 2000 years ago, Theophrastus, a student of Aristotle, wrote his work "Characters," in which he described the typical weaknesses and misbehavior of people as he observed them during his lifetime. Reading through the thirty characters, one becomes aware that the types he described could just as easily exist today. A typology like that of Theophrastus is timeless. Inspired by Theophrastus, since the 17th century, other authors have created character studies. From Joseph Hall to La Bruyère, these authors typified their contemporaries from their perspective, mixing timeless aspects of human nature with descriptions of everyday life and the fashions of their time. Throughout these epochs, recurring character elements can be found, indicating that humans remain as they are.

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    Ioannis Alexiadis
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    The concept of human stupidity has long been explored in literature, with Carlo Cipolla's 'Basic Laws of Human Stupidity' providing a framework for defining stupidity. However, this raises the question: just how stupid is a person? By understanding the stupidity quotient, readers gain valuable insights into how to interact with individuals who exhibit various forms of idiocy. The stupidity quotient offers a fresh perspective that will prove invaluable in navigating the complexities of dealing...

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