A recent class included en passant some admirable guidelines for productive social interaction. Three candidate rules for life:

  • No surprises! — keep everyone informed of all relevant developments, so nobody gets blindsided by bad news or needlessly thrown into an embarrassing situation
  • No enemies! — disagree when necessary, but don't hold grudges; today's adversary may be tomorrow's ally on a more important issue
  • No panics! — don't over-react; take a deep breath and put the crisis du jour into a larger perspective

Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 10:06:39 (EST) = 2001-02-17

(cf. ^zhurnal 5 July 1999, ScathingRemarks) - TopicOrganizations

(correlates: AntiBumperstickerization, DesertTest, FutureLiteracy, ...)