If I ever have a theory, of any kind, about some topic that I find interesting, and I think it’s good enough to write down so other people can read it, you know what I’ll do?
I’ll write it down in plain words. And then I’ll explain it. Clearly. In normal language, in a nice logical, coherent order. No repetition or unnecessary things. Just plainly, simply and helpfully.
What puzzles me, is that we have had a great number of fantastically intelligent people walk the earth and write about what they thought of it, but there are vast numbers of them who had absolutely no concept of such a possibility. Why did they all decide that their ideas are all so bloody clever that they can’t be explained in any other way than with gobbledygook?
If I submitted an essay in the style of Freud or Nietzsche, I would fail. I would be told that there was no clarity in my writing, that I rambled and did not explain the point properly, thus my arguments could not possibly stand. But apparently if you’re a genius, you’re allowed to write so that other people have no idea what you’re talking about.
Makes sense, no?