The Meta Experts

7 thoughts
last posted Dec. 8, 2022, 5:19 p.m.

2 earlier thoughts


I think there are two subtly different types of activities to be teased apart here.

In the first: you’re nominally an “expert in X” but most of your time/energy goes, not into X, but into telling other people how they can become good at X.

In the second: you do spend a lot of your time/energy doing X, but your need for X is mainly generated by how you disseminate your expertise about X. In other words, if you were to cease regularly talking about X, your actual need for X would be greatly diminished.

4 later thoughts