This Wednesday I bring you a quote from a very intriguing writer. I read this in Time Magazine 2/12/18 issue.
Food for thought to fill this Wednesday. It was provocative enough for a discussion with my writer friends at a Sunday gathering. What do you think?
Zadie Smith, literary author, has a new collection of essays, Feel Free. In one essay she writes,
When I find myself sitting at dinner next to someone who knows just as much about novels as I do but has somehow also found the mental space to adore and be knowledgeable about opera, have strong opinions about the relative rankings of Renaissance painters, and encyclopedic knowledge of the English Civil War, of French wines - I feel an anxiety that nudges beyond the envious into the existential. How did she find the time?
We all agreed that we've been there. We think we've read quite a bit, we can speak about quite a lot, and then we are flummoxed by that person who seems to know it all.......dang.
Inferiority complex, heck yeah!
How about you? Have you felt so smart, and then really dumb on occasion?