“SO there is a certain…manner of speaking that certain men adapt when talking about thing that are difficult, or challenging, or make them feel a feeling that they dislike etc. They want to position themselves as a serious intellectual but also someone who is wrestling with some kind of inner demons, making them even more intelligent and mysterious. it is particularly pronounced when they are trying to position their own pain or discomfort as the most important thing in the world while using very flowery language, the kind one might find in an overwrought fantasy novel.
Overworked vocabulary? Centering their feelings? Thinking they are smarter than they are? Can you imagine Rastling Majere from Dragonlance saying exactly those words?
-from a reply I made here, with thanks to the metamours who explained it.
We need more jargon, that we can more easily distinguish ingroup and outgroup. It’s working so well for the rationalists, isn’t it?*
Therefore, I propose “dying wizard” be added to our collective lexicon.
Given the techgnosis of their idealized religion, the inability to center anything other than their own feelings, and the absolute NECESSITY of somehow proving subjective, completely human, feelings to be objective and pillars of the universe, I feel it’s appropriate.
I MEAN UH with a .05% margin of error, I have proved it is appropriate. Or something.
*eta: this bit is deeply fucking sarcastic