Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay
On learning to write by reading
Jerks are people who culpably fail to appreciate the perspectives of the people around them, treating others as either tools to be manipulated or fools to be dealt with . . . To be a jerk is to be ignorant in a specific way—ignorant of the value of others, ignorant of the merit of their ideas and plans, dismissive of their desires and beliefs, unforgiving of their perceived inferiority.