We need a term for an anti-snowflake. I propose clod.

If you view someone as a precious snowflake, they necessarily view you as a clod. This post is about the clod-snowflake dynamic. All culture arises out of it.


In general, you are a clod in that area of life where you are something of a professional. The area of life where you remain in control of your emotions and the situation no matter what the world throws at you. Usually, this ability is worth money or some other reward.

You are a snowflake in the area of life that can evoke the most uncontrolled emotions in you, or cause you to freeze up.

Venkatesh Rao