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Mark Atwood
An observation
Luke: "Your overconfidence is your weakness."

Papatine: "Your faith in your friends is yours!"

Notice that the Emperor did not deny Luke's insight.
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seawasp From: seawasp Date: January 26th, 2010 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
No, and Luke was correct. Of course, Palpatine's overconfidence had been somewhat justified as for the past 30 years at least "All that has transpired here has done so according to my design!"

awfief From: awfief Date: January 26th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, that just means that an *appropriate* level of confidence is "a lot of confidence". By definition, "overconfidence" means "more than is justified".

ie, As an expert MySQL DBA, I am not overconfident saying "I'm an expert MySQL DBA".

I would be *overconfident* if I said I was an expert in making the LAMP stack faster -- I know some good ways to make Linux and Apache faster, but my expertise is limited to MySQL -- I have *knowledge* in other areas, but saying I'm an expert where I'm not is *overconfidence*.
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