Memo 1 – The Smartest Man in the Room

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The smartest man in the room plays a small game of chess against himself.

 

The wise man watches.

 

The smartest man in the room uses the En passant technique with his pawns.

And while he shifts focus to the other side of the board after his advanced move,

he explains that En passant means “in passing” in French.

 

The wise man nods and then goes on to say something but—

 

The smartest man in the room is not listening.

The smartest man in the room hurries to castle his rook with his king.

He winks at the wise man.

Then explains that castling was a 13th century rule change.

And keeps talking. While the wise man listens.

 

Then the wise man sighs.

 

Because the smartest man in the room will never know–

That knowing the most

Is knowing the least.

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