Monday Morning Coffee – Lunatics Taking over the Asylum

Does the word BLOVIATE bring anyone you know top of mind?





verb intr.: To speak pompously.


Pseudo-Latin alteration of blow (to boast). Earliest documented use: 1845.
There are other words for folks like this – One of my favorites:

  • xpress one’s opinions in a way considered annoyingly pompous and dogmatic.
  1. “he was pontificating about art and history”

Oh! . . . There are more!

THESE are the people whose existence precipitated “The Law of Two Feet.”

“The Law of Two Feet” is a descriptive (not Prescriptive) “Law” in the Principles of Open Space Technology  which simply affirms:

“If you find yourself in a place where you feel you are neither contributing nor receiving anything of value, it is YOUR responsibility to use your 2 feet to take yourself to a place where you CAN contribute and receive . . . In other words, this law liberates ALL people to “Be useful” at all times.

In an environment in which the people practice this law (Which we might argue should be always), those who Bloviate/Pontificate ad nauseam  often find themselves in the company of . . . no one!

We see these people in all aspects of our lives.

They might be in a pulpit (Church) . . .

or a Podium (School or Conference) . . .

or a Party . . .

or a Mastermind Session . . .

or the grocery Store line . . .

or the Hair Dresser/Barber . . .

on the Sports field . . .

on a blogsite . . .

in a position of LEADERSHIP (CEO, Manager, Boss) . . .

The truth is, these folks are EVERYWHERE, and I think that’s GOOD because:

  1. The rest of us learn from them (knowledge, patience, and composure)
  2. They keep us moving (as we exercise the Law of Two feet)
  3. They help us frame in proper perspective and form our own opinions
  4. Perhaps they teach us more about how we DON’T want to act 🙂

I once heard a very distinguished friend of mine refer to a mutual acquaintance as being a man “whose absence substantially improved the ambiance of any gathering.”

It is said that “Those who live in glass houses should not cast stones” so I am not writing this post in judgement 🙂

only observing as sometimes . . . The lunatics take over the asylum.

What say you?

Enjoy your NEW freedom hereby bestowed upon you – The Law of 2 Feet!

Happy Monday!

PS – We’re in a world of “Connection” . . . When folks fail to connect effectively with their “audience,” their performance FLOPS!

Here at Pareto Realty, we’re working every day on our connecting skills as we serve Home Buyers and Seller Throughout Middle Tennessee . . . Connect with me to learn more . . .

I won’t bloviate all over you

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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