Is It Possible You Are Correct, And Yet Just Suck At Explaining Why?

Are you tired of futile pseudo-debates with pompous armchair experts who think “research” is what they’re doing when they look shit up on the Internet?

Do you need a quick and dirty zinger that you can use to gracefully exit such a hopeless and depressing energy vacuum, while making clear your own commitment to understanding complex issues by investing in a sincere study of what the actual experts think?

If so, the next time you find your joie-de-vivre being threatened by some Dunning-Kruger deluded poser, try asking him* the following question: Is it possible that you are correct, and yet just suck at explaining why?

Example:

Poser: Coronavirus is a myth! BLOB BLOB BLOBBITY BLOB….!

Concerned Citizen: Hmmmm. Although I agree that, at least in principle, perhaps, in some remote alternate-factiverse that what you appear to be asserting certainly could be the case (mega-ultra-meta-hyper-hypothetically speaking, of course) I must nevertheless admit that after listening to you yammer endlessly on the subject for the past 10 months, I find your arguments persistently unpersuasive. Is it possible you are correct, and yet just suck at explaining why? How about we table this discussion while you take the next, say, year to improve your explaining skills? In the meantime, I’ll try to get by with what the actual experts think about it. Now, moving on to more productive topics, have you heard from Aunt Betty recently? I hear she’s got bunions, ouch!…

I hope that’s helpful!

😁

Notes

* Let’s face it, this is more of a him- than a her-problem. Toxic masculinity strikes again!

Image by Engin Akyurt from Pixabay

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