Saturday, September 10, 2011

But You're So Smart....

If I've heard that once I've heard it a thousand times.

"You know better...."

"You knew that already, you just asked that question to get attention...."

"I shouldn't have to tell you these things, look how smart you are...."

There may be some correlation between intellectual smarts and social smarts. At most. Heck, the brainy but socially awkward nerd is a cliché in our culture.

Please, don't assume that just because someone is an avid reader, talks with a vocabulary well beyond his years and can discuss certain things in depth at the drop of a hat, that he also necessarily knows that you're upset or need a hand with the groceries or don't feel like being stared at.

And no, this is not an opportunity to get small-minded revenge on the person who keeps showing off and showing you up. Even if he corrects you in public on the most petty, lame-ass things doesn't mean he's personally attacking you.

Thank you very much in advance for your understanding.


Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff. It's Pam. I'm on your page, read your latest and I am watching all the videos! I am learning more. There was a 16 yr old boy in one of the videos. I guess he was nervious but I think he did a really good job of explaining things. I was able to relate to him in some ways.

Jeff Deutsch said...

Good evening Pam; it's great to see you on here!

Like many folks, I know multiple people named Pam. Could I ask you to please be a tad specific about which Pam you are? (If you're not comfortable posting that please feel free to drop me a line.)

Have a good night Pam!

Jeff Deutsch