Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Short Answer

The short answer is always “I don’t know.” But then the question is “How much effort, past that, are you willing to make?” But the right answer is always the short answer.

How far you are willing to go before finally conceding that you just fucking don’t know is the difference between being an analyst and a bullshitter. Analysts and bullshitters alike fabricate, but bullshitters go the distance, to where “I don’t know” is just a faint flickering figure on the horizon.

Analysts circle “I don’t know” like flies on a dead squirrel, never quite losing the scent of their own ignorance, honest enough with themselves and others to hover just over agnosticism on whatever topic they essay to understand better.

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