Let’s be blunt: no. And not because people who don’t understand things are un-fixable or unintelligible or whatever. I believe that anyone can learn and develop skills and become “smarter” if they persist. But stupidity isn’t just about book smarts and education level. I think that the way society views it makes it seem like the most important aspect of one’s knowledge, but really it’s just as equal as, say, common sense. Or anything else like that. Just things you do or don’t do and how much you learn from them.
So. I don’t think there’s a cure for stupidity, and here’s why: I think that there’s a certain level of resistance and ignorance in anyone who’s unwilling to overcome their mental obstacles. Sure, there’s a limit to everyone’s capabilities, but on the other hand, there’s a certain level of effort required as well. There’s a level of choice in stupidity. Not only in the sense that you can either make an effort or not, but also because…it’s stupid to want to be stupid. If that makes sense. And not just academically; stupid as in everything. I dunno. I probably said a lot of wrong things but that’s the gist of how I see it.