Pandering --- catering to the lowest common denominator --- can occasionally work quite well, if all you want is to get page hits, mind share, brand recognition, or coverage on the evening news. The alternative? Quiet consistency, infinite patience, and a willingness to be overlooked. The reward? Only the choice itself.

(see also OptimistCreed (16 Apr 1999), BluffingVersusHumility (22 Apr 1999), EducationVersusEduction (30 Apr 1999), Cardinal Newman (4 Oct 2001), OurOneRing (18 Dec 2001), ...)

TopicLife - 2002-12-07

(correlates: JoggingAdvice, AuthoritarianButtons, LeonidSightings, ...)