Another dot in the blogosphere?

High ground

Posted on: June 20, 2020

I was reminded of a saying by someone I follow on Twitter:

So I created this image quote as a tribute.

Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.

The wisdom of the quote is that we should not give up our high ground to gratify a short term urge. The high ground could be moral or ethical. It could also be content expertise or the mastery of skill.

But first it is important to be certain that we actually have the high ground. How do we know? Our qualifications and character are fundamental. But what matters in the long run is our reputational capital, the backing of rigorous research, critical and reflective practice, and the humility to keep learning.

High ground is obvious to us and those who observe us. A bubble is obvious only to you.

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