Friedrich Nietzsche on Perception
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“They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
Unclear ideas die quickly. If it’s hard to understand, no one will care about it.
Making yourself clear is the hardest part of creating online. It’s easier to hide behind the abstract or ambiguous, than to stand boldly on a clear idea you are putting forward. This is what separates the pro’s from amateurs.
If you have something to say, edit out anything that doesn’t help explain it.
Remove the unessential and make your message more clear today.
Deeper Dive 🌊
Here’s the full quote by Nietzsche describing those who strive for clarity (pro’s) vs those who strive for obscurity (amateurs)
“Whoever knows he is deep, strives for clarity; whoever would like to appear deep to the crowd, strives for obscurity. For the crowd considers anything deep if only it cannot see to the bottom: the crowd is so timid and afraid of going into the water.”
About The Creator
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic and philologist whose work has exerted a profound influence on modern intellectual history. (Via Wikipedia)
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