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Welcome to our feast of fools

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7228 (Published 15 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7228

Beware of Foolishness

The world is full of foolish behavior. No one is immune from being
foolish. How can we prevent foolishness? The best way is to avoid
addictive substances, because they impair our judgment and make us
impulsive. But if we do use addictive substances, we must be on our best
behavior, and on guard against faux pas, or worse. Sadly, society is long
on notoriety, but short on sobriety.

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 January 2011
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA