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Why is it that people answer questions that they really don't know anything about?

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Choose: 1. An individual truly believes that the answer they are providing is correct based on what they have been taught; 2. An individual answers a question to attempt to impress others; 3. An individual is incapable of admitting when they don't know the answer so they make one up; 4. There is always more than one answer to a question--a matter of perspective; 5. An individual just doesn't have anything else better to do; 6. An individual is purely evil and chooses to provide incorrect / flawed answers purely for their entertainment with no regard for the potential harm they may cause others.

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Because the world is full of know it alls who know a little bit about a lot and think they can draw a bigger picture on one subject. The world is also full of people who trust sites like Wikipedia and think one answer is correct when they really need to read more, weigh and balance to draw a conclusion instead of a one shot hit.

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well, due to the nature of this question, i am going to have to say because im a boss....

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Hi Ava:

I run a PC repair business and I get this question ALL THE TIME!!!

The short answer is that people feel good when they believe they're an expert in any particular field and possess enough expertise to "help" people by answering their questions!

Sadly, however, many lack the knowledge they think they have and are actually causing harm by giving false and/or inaccurate answers to (any) question(s)!

Jason

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you're pulling my leg you bozo
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i dont belive you you're not a PC repair business
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i dont belive you you're not a PC repair business
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i dont belive you you're not a PC repair business
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i dont know like WHY am i answering this question

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Maybe they're just trying to donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

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because they wan't to know stuff

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That's a hard one. I think because they just don't know it they want to show it off. Maybe they just agree with other people who gets thumbs up so they can have thumbs up also. It doesn't really matter if you get thumbs up or thumbs down. Hope this helped! iphone61

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they just want to hav fun so they do it

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haha i like this Question :P

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I agree with ParadigmPC:'s answer also it's human nature.

I am a professional / commercial driver and I would never rely on most people's directions.

The fact is most people do not and can not accept the fact and will not say I DO NOT KNOW.

Have you ever asked for directions an ended up more lost than you were before.

People mistake opinions for helpful answers so they freely give theirs. Hope this helps.

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I base my ans. on experience, wisdom, and overstanding! I will not assume to answer a ques, because that makes an ass of u, and me! I say over stand because to understand means to comprehend less, where as over standing is comprehension at it's very best!

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becausee either there bored or just havinq nothinq elsee to do but hey i cant talk i've did it beforee lol

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i will admit I DONT KNOW lol

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bc they want to feel smart.

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its sorta fun?

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People want to look smarter than they actually are, which is understandable to a point... :)

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cause i'm little miss i know it all loser!!!!!

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because it is fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I think because they try to answer in a smart way and they dont know what they are talking about.

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Perhaps they are just trying to be helpful.

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BLACK OPS ....... my online line name on ps3 is

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