The First Law: Most people are stupid.
Corollary to the First Law: Able-bodied doesn’t mean able-brained.

The Second Law: Most people don’t realize that the first law applies to them.
Corollary to the Second Law: If you know you’re subject to the First Law, you’re ahead of the game.

The Third Law: Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a soapbox and he’ll talk until he proves he’s subject to the first law of humanistics.

The Fourth Law: Most people think they get smarter and wiser as they age. In reality, they just prove themselves subject to the Second Law of Humanistics more often.
Corollary to the Fourth Law: Beauty is fleeting. Stupid lasts forever.

The Fifth Law: The greater the number of people in a group, the dumber their ideas.

The Sixth Law (also known as the Limerick Law):
Some people are full of hot air
If you’re one, do not despair
If you talk loud enough
And you use enough fluff
People will believe you’re Voltaire


With special thanks to The J for allowing me permission to post his creation.  He gives credit to divine providence, but the inspiration to George Carlin (the patron saint of Humanistics).


The J is another poster on a board I have frequented for over 6 years.  The board started out as The MSN Money boards and was a great source of money advice for people at all stages of their financial journey in life.  In their infinite wisdom, MSN shut down all of their chat boards and the core posters, with the help and generosity of Moonbeam, moved the entire on-line community to Proboards in December 2010. 

The community has expanded to include more than just money issues.  It is great site and I highly recommend you check them out.  Some of the smartest people I know post there.