Friday, May 9, 2014

The glass ceiling, explained

In this world, there are those who know, and those who don't know.

Those who know, know those who know, and they also know those who don't know.

Those who don't know, however, don't know those who know, nor do they know those who don't know.

Those who don't know, think they know what everyone else knows - even those who ACTUALLY know.

Those who know, spend their time doing their damnedest not to be hassled by those who don't know.

Those who don't know, spend their time meeting, and talking about how much they think they know, with the other people who also don't know, but think they know.... And make no mistake, what these people think they know is pretty darned important (to them)

Now we've all heard that WHO you know is more important than WHAT you know, and that is why those who don't know, and who love to "not know" in large social groups (birds of a feather, and all that), all end up being the WHO; while those who actually know, ONLY know what they know because they concentrated on learning (and understanding) what they know; instead of sitting around in groups talking about how cool they are based on what they think they know...

It's simple, right? You work for a WHO... and they are probably a complete moron.

Look, I'll break this down some more, and attempt to remove any potentially personally offensive inferences.

I know what I know, and you know what you know; but what I know, which you don't know, is that I know what I know, and I also know that you don't actually know what you think you know...  :-)

Put another way- you don't know what you don't know, and I know it...  so be nice to me, and I may just be willing to help you keep your secret safe.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Brief Conpendium of the knowledge earned (and the wisdom gained) through the first 45 years of my life

A fun little exercise in causality and pre-determination :

In this place, there are smart people, and there are dumb people. Sometimes the dumb people get put in charge, and this creates a slippery slope, because a dumb person in charge will always surround themselves with a whole staff of even dumber people, and as all these dumb people exercise their authority, the smart people are left with the choice of either:  A)  continuing to be smart, and running the risk of persecution, or B)  Pretending to be dumb so that they'll fit in.

Option A is analogous to swimming against the tide. Eventually the tide catches up to you, it wears you down, and you go under for the final time.

Option B has only one necessary drawback-  it fosters a daily, or even a constant battle of morality within one's soul.

Pretending to be dumber than you are in order not to draw the ire of the dumb people around you is tantamount to living a lie, and lies suck.

So I tell myself I'm not as smart as I think I am, and this soothes me into a quiet complacency with the fact that:  even though I may not be as smart as I think I am, at least I still know I am smarter than everyone else...

I can't wait for retirement...