How many times have you had an attorney, doctor, computer tech, engineer or someone similar explain things to you in a way that you could never understand what they were talking about?

In many cases, this is a result of one of two things.

They are trying to impress you with their “immense knowledge” (and if this works, shame on you)
They don’t understand the subject enough to simplify it for the layman.

There is a great quote by Albert Einstein:

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”

The next time you are explaining a technical issue to someone and see that blank stare on their face don’t assume it’s their fault, most likely it’s one of the two issues listed above

Have a great day!


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