Subject: Re: C# is not Dylan (was: Re: C# : The new language from M$)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/07/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.dylan
Message-ID: <>

* António Nunes <>
| 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.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.