Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Folly of the Wise

You know when you are talking to someone about a subject that you are very familiar with and you are sure the person you are talking to does not know it as intimately as you?

So, you may simplify things and avoid certain esoteric vocabulary or concepts in attempt to smooth the surface of a potentially lumpy one-sided conversation.

Did you ever realize when someone was doing that to you? It’s as if you see their brain down shift into fool mode as they pluck the idiot words from the whipped cream of their deep layered thoughts. It is not a great feeling to be aware of this.

I guess the trick is to make your mode shift so discreet that even the intelligent fools wont be able to detect your dumbing down. That would be really smart.

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