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Rate of Platitude Endured (ROPE)

How useful is someone or something you’re listening to? What is the ROPE?

The larger and more ossified the institution the higher the frequency.

The closer to zero the better, but a low rate is acceptable. A platitude can be mortar holding the bricks of other ideas together.

But a low ROPE isn’t dispositive of goodness. The Trumpian solution to the political self-strangulation of American politics is a rhetoric that is very low ROPE. Agree or disagree, he’s captivating in ways virtually no opponent is.

Want your politicians, leaders, educators to have a low ROPE? We have to listen carefully and expect it.

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