all things considered, the odds are probably 50/50 that people feel stupid wearing a helmet.
on the other hand, odds are also 50/50 that someone actually is stupid.
so if you feel stupid, it's quite likely that you are correct, regardless of you preference for helmets.
these days we've gone out of our way to protect people from themselves.
many would have been removed from the gene pool through natural selection were it not for the advent of bus-monitors, seat belts, helmets etc.
now that most of these nit-wits have reached ages previously considered statistically impossible.
the burden on society has grown exponentially as these folks find new, creative ways to hurt themselves and those around them.
kite surfing is the perfect example
famous last words for all you future Darwin Award contestants:
"hey fred, watch this !"
just kiddding, sort of