Came across a post on Facebook where someone called my posts brilliant. For a moment my chest swelled out, my head began to inflate like a balloon, & I began to assume the pompous stance suitable to such stature. Then my little dog farted & this brought me back to my senses. The secret of such so-called “brilliance” is learning to listen well, observing political behavior in the social movements, not putting on airs about what you do or do not know, never talking through your hat, & never dismissing anyone except the blowhards. But above all else, listening well because other people know & understand a lot of things you don’t. “Brilliance” is mostly the accumulation of other’s wisdom & insights.