You don't read the Great Books to "learn how to think"
You read them to develop your sense of taste
If you have taste, then you feel shy about behaving poorly or saying something stupid, simply because you know that other people can not only see through you, but that if they see your tasteless statement, then they can’t help but thinking you are either: a) tasteless; or b) a liar.
Freddie DeBoer used the term “deepity” in a recent post. Googling it le…