Once DH and I were engaged, there came a point in one(of myriad) dinners at my parents’ townhouse where I saw clearly the way my mother treated my father.
What. A. Revelation.
In that moment I decided I would NEVER criticize my own husband in such a humiliating, belittling fashion. And for the most…
I don’t believe this for a second.
This flies directly in the face of the Dunning-Kruger effect, which suggests that the surer you are, the less you know.
Now, I agree that it’s a problem when smart becomes a synonym for knowledgeable.
This is what we did before the Bains and McKinseys and the MBAs and whoever else made a fetish of shareholder value in the eighties. It still has a name: productive investment.
Before the innovations of that era (which persist to this very minute) it was the only way to create wealth, and as you so eloquently have shown, it…