Spent the weekend at SkepchickCon/CONvergence… as you may have heard.
I am exhausted from head to soul. There is not a part of my being that isn’t close to maxed out (and most of me is now paying crazy fees for being over the limit.) I am officially dubbing myself a skeptical lightweight. I could barely keep up mentally this weekend and this was just the TAM warm-up! I mean, sure, I can drink with the best of them… but thinking is hard work (especially when you spend several consecutive nights doing both until 4am.)
The truth is, I’ve always been insecure about my smartiness. Most of the time, the thing that keeps me from totally hating myself for being stupid is something my dad once said to me. He told me that the smarter you are, the dumber you feel because the smarter you are, the more you realize how much you don’t know (and my dad is one of the smartest people I know.) I’m pretty sure that makes me WAY more brilliant than Einstein… especially after this weekend.
Do you think that’s true? Do smarter people feel dumber because they know how much they don’t know?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.