Subject: Re: C# is not Dylan (was: Re: C# : The new language from M$) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/07/02 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.dylan Message-ID: <email@example.com> * António Nunes <to...@euronet.nl> | So from the tone of your writings I guess you're describing yourself | here then :-) You need to guess less and think omre. | I'm sorry to read you have such a negative view of human nature. You need to guess less and think more. | People can be so nice when treated with respect. Now, how does that _really_ differ from what I said? | This effect tends to be amplified when they realise you continue to | be respectful even when they know they are being disrespectful to | you. Well, I think this is an excellent idea. However, in keeping with the very simple concept of "puting your money where you mouth is", I wait for those who proclaim a principle to apply it to themselves. Anybody can expound on some principle he wants _others_ to apply, but if you refrain from applying it to yourself, you communicate a quality of the advice given that is extremely unflattering: If it isn't good enough for yourself, why should anyone take your advice? | That's when they will often start to respect you at a deeper level. | (That's my reality anyway, hope it will be yours too one day!). It amazes me that you start off your "respectful" message with a disrespectful grin, instead of just _doing_ what you recommend. Such hypocrisy is utterly _disgusting_ to watch. Just quit it. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.