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Are You Clueful? Do You Care?

@DrJanice: If you care, you clue in. You become clueful. And global cluefulness increases. 

I’ve taken to using the word ‘cluefulness’ and all its glorious variants because I’m tired of hearing people bandy about phrases like ‘he hasn’t got a clue’ and ‘she’s the most clueless person I ever had on my staff.’ Listen up: that language misses the point, and here’s why.

First of all, people who don’t have a clue don’t realize what they are missing. Duh. (Why would they have a clue about themselves if they don’t have a clue about others?)

Second, I realized that it doesn’t matter if you have a clue or not. How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you really didn’t have a clue? (For me, the first video game after Pong left me in the cold. Blasting Space Invaders and chompingpower pills just wasn’t an attraction.) What matters is whether or not you care!

In the case of video games, I was clueless but I still had to care. Between my two kids, the television was permanently tune…