Bertrand Russell Quote Dedicated to Impostor Syndrome

I went to Oakland. At the Washington Inn bar I met a (now) client for whom I’ve since written a white paper. Our correspondence started with an email that included a rather telling postscript—a quote from Bertrand Russell:

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Timely, of course, as these clever binaries tend to be.

Stupid, or intelligent?

Cocksure, or full of doubt?

Which one is it, on a given day?

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