This graphic is fabulous. It represents a tiny crash course in rhetoric. Learn these things. Put them on your wall. Whisper them into the breeze. These are THINGS TO KNOW.
Bookmark this shit and the next time someone begins gobbling nonsense at you on a social network, instead of engaging, point them to this handy chart. Also useful: Thought Catalog’s “How To Have A Rational Conversation" flowchart.
1) Growing disbelief that such a collections of words not only condensed out of someone else’s brain, but that it was bought, edited, typeset, printed, bound, and sold:
2) Denial that it can really be this good, this perfect, this fully-formed:
3) Anger that your name’s not the one on the cover
4) A swift exit (hopefully to your computer/typewriter/notebook, but likely to the bar)