You, Yes You, Could Be a Chutiya

"Chutiya" (alternative spellings- chutia, chootiya) is a versatile Indian slang-term that can be used in a variety of situations. While it probably has as many uses as the English word "fuck", there's one usage of the word that especially interests me. The word "chutiya" is often used to describe someone as an idiot. Literally translated, it refers to someone who has just crawled out of their mother's womb, thus making them gullible and uneducated in the ways of the world. Presently, it can be used to refer to every kind of person from an idiot to a douchebag.

mock newspaper
Anyone who has faith in humanity probably doesn't read newspapers regularly. 

It's easy to generalize that the world is filled with idiots, but things get complicated when you try figuring out their numbers. There is a perceived abundance of chutiyagiri or idiocy all around us, yet no one ever considers themselves a chutiya. For the average person, a quick guess of the world's Chutiya population would be [world's population]-1, with 1 being the person himself. The average person will confidently say that he isn't a chutiya.

what if i told you you are a chutiya

But I live in constant fear that I might be a chutiya without even realizing it after reading about The Dunning-Kruger Effect. According to it, an incompetent person is unaware of his incompetance. The only solution to this problem seems to be honest self-evaluation or someone telling the Chutiya that he is one.

It's still not clear what exactly a chutiya is though. If dumb behaviour was the only criteria, everyone would fall under it. Even incompetance usually extends to only a few skills. While everyone does a little chutiyagiri now and then, intentionally or unintentionally , a true Chutiya is one for whom chutiyagiri is such a normal part of life that it defines his personality. For the Chutiya, life is an endless pursuit of chutiya activities. However, the true nature of a Chutiya is somewhat subjective, as one man's chutiyagiri is another man's profession. If you feel you know any, do them a favour and let them know you're onto them.

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