Liked: Let’s repurpose simpleton – James Shelley...

"I think we should repurpose the word ‘simpleton’ into something that isn’t so pejorative. There’s something to be said for circumventing the needlessly complicated. And to consider oneself a simpleton reflects a healthy sense of skepticism about the comprehensiveness of one’s knowledge."

I think this is wonderful!

The definition of simpleton is: "a person lacking intelligence or common sense" but what could be more sensible than doing away with the needlessly complicated? What could be more intelligent than realising the extent of one's knowledge?

I long to be a simpleton.


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  • Nitin Khanna