This past week, I sat and watched about 20 minutes of video-clips over the Democratic Socialist Convention held recently. In the midst of this....some guy got around to letting folks know that he was 'prone to sensory overload'.
I sat and stopped the clip and thought about what he was attempting to say, or maybe what he meant to say. It's bothered me a good bit over the week, and I come back to that topic for this essay.
There a fair number of folks who think they are exceptionally bright, but when a 1962 repair manual is given to them for some broken farm implement....this super intellectual guy falls apart. In simple terms, handling the knowledge and using common sense strategies wasn't something brought up in college.
So are we producing intellectual PhD idiots with value? Yes.
Go take a 1968 gumball machine and ask this sensory overload character to examine it for an hour and explain how it works. He'd have a problem.
But here's the positive....this guy will at least admit overload.
Should this guy even be attending a convention like this? Well, that has bothered me as well. Normally, hookers and booze matter more at political conventions. That would have taken your mind off stupid political talks.