Interesting and thoughtful. Yes, I've heard folks use the word
"competent" wcompetentith imprecision and with no regard for
consequence, and I think that is the one lesson else to draw. When we use the
word "competent", there is a consequence attached.You are
very competent journalist = praise = rewardYou're not quite
competent = criticize = punishmentHe's on his way to becoming
very competent = promotionHe won't be competent = imposed
barrier/limitationHe was more competent than the other applicant.Success and failure often turns on small hinges as the world turns.
Especially in this world of social justice where the finish line really isnt the
same for all. Therefore, let the lesson be that the word competent has
significant consequences in the worldwe live.