April 03, 2006

Out of the Loop

As the years pass, I find myself feeling increasingly out of the loop, regardless of what loop happens to be in play at the moment. If I'm not careful about how I approach it, I can wind up feeling stupid or small. That is partly why I try (I may not always succeed, but I do try) to fully explain most of the things I write and say so that a wider audience might understand what it is that I am saying a bit better.

Sometimes this intent cannot be achieved because too much information is required ahead of time. For instance, my tennis post from earlier today only makes sense if you passingly understand the structure of a tennis match. My post would self-destruct if I explained that while attempting to illustrate my point. Sometimes, though, it requires me to suck up the "I feel smart because I know things you don't" instinct. It is worth it, because accessibility is important for all of us, and the more each of us knows about anything and everything, the better off we all are as a result.

Posted by Andy at April 3, 2006 11:27 PM to the General category
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