[Foundation-l] Erik's New Job

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat Dec 22 05:03:50 UTC 2007

Thomas Dalton wrote:
>> You have to admit that you do manage to irritate a significant number of
>> people  What you may honestly see as false allegations may be seen in
>> quite a different and equally honest light by others.  Sometimes it's
>> not worth it to remark on every perceived offence.
> Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by
> stupidity? It's a good general principle. Stupidity or malice, I'd
> still rather not let someone bad mouth me and not do anything about
> it.
You're reminding me of the kid in the schoolyard that everybody picks 
on.  The more he reacts to the slightest offence, the more he gets 
picked on.  Restraint in reacting to comments that may only be obliquely 
viewed as offensive can have a profound effect in the way others on the 
list see you.


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