I wish this was the reason I’ve been feeling so lonely.

If a small vocabulary and the frequent use of clich├ęs promote understanding and communal solidarity, the achievement of verbal-intellectual sophistication can have the opposite effect. The more people know and the more subtle they are at expressing what they know, the fewer listeners there will be and the more isolated individuals will feel, not only at large but also among colleagues and co-workers.

This is a quote from Yi Tu-Fan’s book Escapism. Read at Dyamist Blog.