Stress management

I’ve notice in recent conversations here in New York City that many people manage avoid saying a certain well known name, by substituting the phrase “The Idiot”. Everybody knows exactly who is being referred to, but avoiding the actual name seems to reduce the general stress level.

In addition to stress itself, there are a various other related emotions at play right now, including fear, anger, disgust and disbelief. And all of these are adding to the general level of stress.

Strangely, people don’t need to check with each other about this. They just spontaneously say “The Idiot” and everything is understood.

It’s nice to see people agreeing on something.

2 Responses to “Stress management”

  1. thibault says:

    It’s more burlesque than “Him Who Is Not to be Named” for sure.

  2. admin says:


    It’s not so much “He Who Must Not Be Named” as “He Who Must Not Be Serious.”

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