Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Confusing Truth and Status

How many conversations (in person or online) have you seen that go like this:

"I don't like [well-known Person X]. They have high status, but they should not. Others should not give them high status. I will react to any claim about them by reiterating that I do not like them and their high status, rather than by evaluating the claim."

I challenge you to notice instances of this in the next couple of days; extra points if you catch yourself doing it!

When someone does this, particularly if they persist once their folly is pointed it to them, it should lower their status.

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