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Monday, September 14, 2009

The Arrogance of Ignorance

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“Academy Award-, WGA-, and BAFTA-nominated A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson has an interesting screed in this week's Village Voice:
Yes. That's right. I called you a dick. Because you created this situation. You put me in this spot where my only option is to acquiesce to your demands or be the bad guy. That, my friend, is the very definition of a dick move.”
— ‘By NIKKI FINKE | FOUNDER & EDITOR IN CHIEF (Deadline Hollywood)’
There are many thousands, and in some areas of expertise — perhaps millions of professional experts in the world. If we specify the area of expertise, however, chances are very good that you are not one of those experts.

If you happen to strike up a conversation with someone and discover that that person is an expert in a field you may have some interest in, try not to ask the expert to bring you up to speed in 25 words or less. That would be an insult to the time and effort the expert invested in the process of becoming an expert, or, in the case of the rare individual like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, an insult to the genius he was born with.

Try not to be a dick.

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