I am haunted by the ghost of an Ivy League graduate, dead by suicide in his prime twenties for not being enough. Since his death, he floats about. He is a hungry ghost. He makes fun of people’s IQ’s. And he shakes his head in disgust when the lower classes make frivolous expenses in a […]
God distributed talent along the bell curve. May he be kind to the left tail. Because, we are not. […] Talent and ability is distributed randomly. What credit can I take? What blame can I give? None.
Most thinking isn’t done with words. Decisions and justifications are expressed as words. But there’s a good argument that words can help us sort through good and bad judgement. Impressions, knowledge, and wisdom are all much stranger than language. Language is the fruit of an organic process; the apple hardly resembles the tree.