In an effort to understand why people do things for no apparent reason other than they are able to I have adapted and applied the answer to an old rhetorical question, why does a dog lick himself? The answer of course is because he can. This then is the Dog Lick Theory.
You can easily explain a significant amount of human behavior, particularly acts of stupidity, by using this theory and provide a greater understanding of our universe.
We all have witnessed or even participated in what some might say was stupid behavior. With the outcome obvious to those who witnessed the stupid behavior or anyone who hears about it. They will quickly ask, what were you thinking?
You can be sure that the answer will be, I don't know. Followed by a very inadequate attempt to justify what they have done. When in reality the only reason they did it was because they can.
The proof of this Einstein like theory is that if there were even the most minimal obstacle in between a personís stupid thought and their stupid action they would likely let that stupid thought fade in to the place in their mind that is the repository of random stupid thoughts.
It would be like placing pants on the dog. Why isn't he gleefully licking his self? Well obviously because he can't. Take the pants off the dog and he is back licking away.
So unless something gets in between a stupid thought and the person thinking it they will surely do something stupid. No, they will not rethink it on their own and come to the conclusion that it is a stupid thought; they will just go ahead and do it. Why you ask? The answer is, because they can.