Welcome, Guest. Please Login
SLINGING.ORG
 
Home Help Search Login


Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
Unexpected skills (Read 1888 times)
perpetualstudent
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 1405
Gender: male
Re: Unexpected skills
Reply #15 - Feb 20th, 2021 at 7:45pm
 
Morphy wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:43am:
The hardest thing Ive found about the whole thing is swallowing your own pride and never revealing this stuff to anyone. Or else then you lose much of your advantage.

True. It's the "YES, they're underestimating me, that could be a vital advantage... dammit I'm tired people thinking I'm incapable"
Back to top
 

"Facts stand wholly outside our gates; they are what they are, and no more;they know nothing about themselves and they pass no judgement upon themselves. What is it, then, that pronounces the judgement? Our own guide and ruler, Reason."
 
IP Logged
 
Morphy
Slinging.org Moderator
*****
Offline


Checkmate

Posts: 8102
Re: Unexpected skills
Reply #16 - Feb 20th, 2021 at 8:06pm
 
perpetualstudent wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 7:45pm:
Morphy wrote on Feb 20th, 2021 at 9:43am:
The hardest thing Ive found about the whole thing is swallowing your own pride and never revealing this stuff to anyone. Or else then you lose much of your advantage.

True. It's the "YES, they're underestimating me, that could be a vital advantage... dammit I'm tired people thinking I'm incapable"


A very fine line actually. Im not a stupid person PS. No where near your level but im not dumb. Its a balancing act between being me and being the person they need to see. But its fun.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
perpetualstudent
Interfector Viris Spurii
*****
Offline


Slinging Rocks!

Posts: 1405
Gender: male
Re: Unexpected skills
Reply #17 - Feb 21st, 2021 at 9:37am
 
It is a balancing act for sure.  Whether you're using it to opt out of politics, avoid hustling, avoid stupid fights, I think it always chafes a bit. There's a reason we have Ulysses yelling at the Cyclops "Ulysses did this to you!" when he otherwise would have gotten away clean. The voice of ego is strong.

Looking at it as "what this person needs to see" is a good way of thinking of it.
Back to top
 

"Facts stand wholly outside our gates; they are what they are, and no more;they know nothing about themselves and they pass no judgement upon themselves. What is it, then, that pronounces the judgement? Our own guide and ruler, Reason."
 
IP Logged
 
xud9a - call me zud 👍
Funditor
****
Offline


Ringing Slocks !

Posts: 587
Nottinghamshire, England
Gender: male
Re: Unexpected skills
Reply #18 - Mar 1st, 2021 at 8:58pm
 
My grandchildren have no problem lowering themselves to my level  🦄
Back to top
 

My outlook on life is Aristotalean; on seeing an Acorn I see a potential oak tree rather than Plato's view that it is a failed copy.
BE SAFE,    BE SMILEY,   BE STRANGE
 
IP Logged
 
Pages: 1 2 
Send Topic Print
(Moderators: Curious Aardvark, Chris, Rat Man, Masiakasaurus, Bill Skinner, Mauro Fiorentini, David Morningstar)