The Confidence Con

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The Confidence Con

Actually, you don't know shit

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daftcunt's picture

LOL this is so fucking true, its unreal.

Just look on here: The more "opinion videos" are distributed by the dear member the less competent they are on the topic. I feel americans are usually especially "bad" at this because their news almost exclusively comes with an opinion attached to it, so many are useless at digging on their own. 

 

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Ozmen's picture
Beta Tester

The memory techniques are good.

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Muchos Munchbagger's picture

Explains the cult phenomenon very well

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Cahu's picture

I loved this video. I really did. I shared it with several people I know, because its a great wake up call and a great HUMBLING experience. I have a quote at my work desk, it reads "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough". It's a quote by Albert Einstein, and everytime someone goes by my desk, I always get some comment about it: "That is so true" "I totally agree with that". And the reason is, in today's workplace, knowledge is power, and this is true now more than ever. True knowledge is becoming more and more rare to find (thanks Google!) and I find that becoming an expert on ANY project or field immediatly provides respect amongst peers. This is why Internet, for those who aren't irreparably damaged by it, is a wake up call. A wake up call that we now live in a world where true experts are less and less common. That, to me, is an opportunity.

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danmanjones's picture

That quote's a gem.

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daftcunt's picture

"True knowledge is becoming more and more rare to find..."

 

Quite the opposite, actually. There is much more out there, readily available to those interested, than before the internet. The problem is people are too lazy and / or biased and / or afraid to differentiate between real knowledge and fake.

Global warming / climate change is one of the best examples actually. 

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Bobbob's picture

Have an upvote. ;-)

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flynn's picture

I guess it is hard to take things into long term memory if you don't care about it.

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