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Monday, 13 February 2012

Politics explained in one easy lesson

... or rather, this saying by John Cleese which I found on Twitter probably explains why (a) politicians are so useless, and (b) why they really think they are doing a great job.


"To know how good you are at something requires the same skills as it does to be good at that thing.

Which means if you're absolutely hopeless at something you lack exactly the skills you need to know you're absolutely hopeless at it.

And this is a profound discovery, that most people who have absolutely no idea what they're doing have absolutely no idea that they have absolutely no idea what they're doing."

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