Originally Posted by Fuuma
I think I misunderstood you somewhere along the discussion and may have abruptly dismissed your viewpoint instead of engaging it fully, can you sum it up (succinctly) to get me back on the rails?
Nothing particularly new or profound. I just said that just because someone may have talent in a particularly field, doesn't mean that they are verbally articulate, nor that they have particularly good analytical skills, two traits we commonly associate with "intelligence", and therefore, that they are often not adept at self-examination, nor at examination of their own processes or products. They are often ill-equipped to talk about anything else.
The problem, however, is that artists of all sorts sound off all the time on all sorts of topics, from their artistic process (see Rei's silly statement), and end up sounding pretty dumb. It shouldn't detract from their creations, but it often does, at least in the eyes of many observers. At least she isn't talking about the cruelty of war, or Darfur, or whatever.