George Orwell on Insincerity

What I learned from George Orwell about Insincerity

George Orwell on Insincerity

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Idea 💡

"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink." — George Orwell

Reflection 🤔

When someone uses so much jargon that you have no idea what they're talking about, that is usually a sign that they don't either.

The more fancy language someone uses, the less they tend to know about a subject. More often than not, it's a way to dress up a lack of understanding.

This goes for any type of communication in our work. You're better off being honest than pretending you've got it all figured out.

Action ✅

Where are you compensating for a lack of understanding? Replace that with with honesty today.

About the creator 👤

Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic.


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