Wednesday, April 17, 2019


I read a lot of the internet, especially when I have a new boring obsession, and it's a useful reminder that people can seem to be really really smart and yet be really really stupid. People write in complete and intelligible and for-the-internet grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs. Have a big vocabulary. Make what seem to be comprehensive and complex arguments. Seem to have knowledge. And be total blithering idiots.

Seeming smart is an easier skill than is genuinely understood.