But then I thought: That’s a stupid thing to think. Because it’s probably just my ego trying to inflate itself with delusions of grandeur. And even if I WAS a genius, it just annoys people when they hear somebody proclaiming that about themselves (“Who does that stupid fuck think he is?”).
And it raises the bar of expectations: “OK, Mr. Genius. Let’s hear you lay some genius level insights on us!!” “Well. . . um.”
So I figured it’s smarter to lower the bar. “I’m just some homeless bum alcoholic sleeping in the dirt.”
So that way, if I manage to say something half-way bright, all the people say:
“Hey, ya know? Thats a fairly insightful comment to make for some homeless bum alcoholic sleeping in the dirt.”
So that’s a good trick I’m passing along to all you would-be artistic geniuses. Always lower the bar if you can.