Friday, March 24, 2006

The Expert

The expert in any field is the one who knows when you can force something, and when you absolutely should not force it.

This is true in therapy, in sales, in management.

I can attest from bitter experience that it is true in plumbing and in comedy.

Thought-experiment tells me it is true in sports, research, and poetry.


Lanky_Bastard said...

I like it.

Occasionally experts in each of those fields can execute maneuvers that non-experts would have to force.

Jerub-Baal said...

Of course, in Theatre (where everything is false and fabricated) we had something called "forced perspective" where the floor, walls and ceiling would be tilted to make the viewer think the space was bigger than it really was.

It also made the dancers fall off the stage.