…you should make sure you know what you’re talking about.
Yes, if you are a smart person, it’s important to remember to withhold comment on topics if it is something that you know nothing about. It’s better to not comment than to comment and let everybody know that you are truly a fool.
So many people offer their opinion or comment on things without having any idea on the topic. Think of all of the things on TV. Jay Leno has a segment called “Jay Walking” in which he shows videos of Americans commenting on topics which they obviously know nothing about. Of course, the people come across as fools, and rightly so.
Have a look at this video. I don’t know the origin of the video, but it appears to be a British TV station.
So, are Americans a bunch of fools? No, I don’t think they (we) are, but I do think that a lot of Americans like to talk, and often about things of which they know nothing. No wonder we have a reputation of being stupid.
So, remember, if you are smart, keep your mouth shut, unless you really know about the topic being discussed!