"The Greatest" as written by and John S. Linnell John C. Fansburgh....
They call me the greatest
'Cause I'm not very good
And they're being sarcastic
They're being sarcastic

Oh, I'm taking names
But I'm not doing much
With the names that I'm taking

They're being sarcastic
They're being sarcastic

They call me the greatest
But those tears can be quiet
So I listen close
I listen close

Yes I'm taking notes
But those notes aren't helping
The ink washes away

It washes away
It washes away

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"The Greatest" as written by John S. Linnell John C. Fansburgh

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    General CommentThis song makes me imagine someone suffering from Imposter Syndrome, which is when I high achiever has psychological issues which cause them to believe that they are less intelligent and competent that they actually are, and they live in fear of being exposed as the "fraud" they think they are.

    It's kind of like every so often when yo, I hope no one figures out that I have no idea what I'm doing.'look around and go 'holy crap, I'm adulting, something is very wrong here.'

    It's basically the polar opposite of Dunning-Kruger Effect, which is where Bubba the high-school dropout mysteriously thinks that he understands science better than a climatologist or an astrophysicist.
    Doom Shepherdon June 12, 2018   Link

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