"the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."
- David Dunning and Justin Kruger
If it weren't for a recent Reddit post, I might have never noticed this. Dunning and Kruger (and others) have repeated experiments that kinda prove the age-old maxim that young people can't be bothered with and old people know all too well : that "the more you learn, the less you know."
When I saw this image it caught my eye. I suppose I'm drawn to little stick figure cartoons and my eye wanted to follow them along the curve. I saved this post, and came back to it this morning. Since I just skimmed the Wikipedia article, and scrolled through pages of images depicting variations on the theme, each with about the same curve, I'm now standing, again, on Mt. Stupid! So, here you go world, I got something to tell you! I've posted the reddit link below, and then below that are some of my favorite variations of the "meme."