Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since 2008.

Saturday, 8 January 2022

Being dumb

might not be so terrible.
At least you would not be saying 'the wrong thing'
all your life, or suffering from
l'esprit de l'escalier or afterwit:
not thinking of the right rejoinder or appropriate response
until (sometimes much) later.

According to A.K. Benjamin (in Let me not be mad, 2019)
“at least 80% of human communication is in non-verbal behaviour,
Morrow et al. 2919."


1 comment:

Wofl said...

Being partly deaf definitely has its advantages. If you tell people that your hearing is poor they don't bother to engage you in banal conversation. If they do, you can always tell them that your hearing aid isn't working.