The greater fool is actually an economic term. The greater fool is a patsy. For the rest of us to profit, we need a greater fool, someone who will buy long and sell short. Most people spend their lives trying not to be the greater fool; we toss him the hot potato, we dive for his seat when the music stops. The greater fool is someone with the perfect blend of self-delusion and ego to think that he can succeed where others have failed. This whole country was made by greater fools.
D: I heard you were staying.
S: Yes. I will still be working here. As will you. And I am mortified.
D: It’s -
S: We will both be working here but we will never speak or make eye contact ever again. Starting now.
D: I don’t think that’s realistic.
S: I just turned down 4 million dollars a year so that I can try do some good by reporting the news. Do I sound like someone who’s living in the world of the realistic?
D: It’s really -
S: Starting now.