Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On the road in NE Oklahoma
for example, people that earned billions in the tech industry, or pick any industry, can be dumb as a rock when it comes to a subject OUTSIDE their area of expertise. But they have been told by all underlings how fabulously smart they are. This reinforcement coming over and over, can blind a person to the reality. Which is, they did very very in a narrow slice of the economy. That doesn't always transfer to being generally smart about everything.
What is at work here is a mixture of ego, hubris (as in "pride that comes before a fall"), and the need to out do the Jones, or in this case, outdoing the Kardashians. Perhaps more aptly named, "The Karcinogens".