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An expert in fear.

Who else could be a courageous person?

Yes, expertise exist.

Yet an expert usually makes worse judgments than ordinary idiots when it comes to anything outside their field.

Dear professor…

I am irritated when people defer to my expertise, but I am even more irritated when they do not.

Opinionating.

It’s understandable, although uncouth to be highly opinionated about things of which you are entirely ignorant. It’s uncouth, although understandable to be highly opinionated about things of which you are entirely knowledgeable.

The “Renaissance Man” is no longer possible.

In our time of hyper-specialized labor and historically accumulated expertise, even the most talented can only aspire to be “pretty good at several things.”