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Dunno, but I feel compelled to respond to an earlier point. You talked about how Mike's show suggests that "everyone really believes they're competent at their job."But that's not true - there are plenty of studies and analysis that show that the truly competent people question their own competence a lot, whereas it's the incompetents who believe they're perfectly competent. It also ignores the entire phenomenon of the "imposter syndrome." And, having read up on a lot of this stuff for a variety of reasons, I find myself in the cycle of "I suck!" "No, I don't.. I'm a rockstar, because I think I suck so it means I'm good." "No wait, I really do suck!" "But wait, I have to *pretend* to at least appear competent... appearance matters.." And so on.. Nevertheless, setting aside the larger issues in your post and my own neuroses, I did want to correct what I think is a faulty premise. Just sayin'..
You make a good point. I hadn't heard of the impostor syndrome before.
"I wonder, is it time for the Rooster Spice podcast to return?"Yes!!
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