the delusion that being a genius at one thing makes your opinion on anything
else at all important or more worthwhile than the average slob.
Ah, but isn't that the very delusion underwriting many posts to this list?
My mother will frequently tell people in any locale imaginable that I am
"very brilliant." These are her actual words. People nod politely in
agreement and I feel extremely embarrassed! Ahh, but that's a mom for you.
;) "Very brilliant" must be an honorary title I get for simply being her
Actually, the Extropian Institute has the polymath list for people who are
supposedly geniuses in several subjects! Damien, aren't you on that list?
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