working with people smarter than yourself is a great way to learn things and i generally recommend it, but occasionally the fly in the ointment is that working with people who are _way_ smarter than you is a constant exercise in just not having the cognitive ability to keep up with the *output* of people smarter than you, let alone dealing with all the incredibly frustrating shit that the smart people cope with by virtue of just being better at everything.
while i, a resolute dumbass a decade past a cognitive peak that wasn't all that high anyway, am frequently left switching browser tabs and making mouth movements like a fish stranded on a beach.
@brennen I really want to boost this, it is objectively uproariously funny because of how much I identify with it, but I just cannot because in it you're being mean to a person I like
@gnomon part of me really wants to normalize talking frankly about experiences like this, because they're real in various ways that the Discourse™ around "impostor syndrome" and whatnot doesn't cover (or actively obscures), and i think they condition a whole bunch of situations, but then it's... kind of a fraught collection of subjects, easy to have it drift in ugly directions.
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