A person endowed with the gift of the gab might come across as enviable. Coming up with witticisms and spur of the moment quips is useful for dealing with public presentations.
Some folks who appear to be quick witted are also lucky enough to be wise. Terms of reference are often mixed up in communication, because many of us don’t enough time or energy to probe beneath the surface of things we perceive.
This is one of the problems to be considered when one looks at the pros and cons of democratic politics.
In recent times, people who use broad brush strokes to communicate have managed to seize attention and influence for themselves. The fact that they are adept self promoters has very little to do with depth of insight or wisdom.
Eventually, voters learn that empty barrels make the loudest noises.
Originally published at https://juwonogungbe.com on November 1, 2020.