August 1st, 2008


I don't care what you are

Courtesy of owlmonkey, who never fails to come up with cool stuff:

"I don't care what you are, I care about what you did."

A new slant on a communication tool - like owlmonkey, I had learned this one as a non-aggressive way of talking to someone about behaviour you don't like - not as a way of winning an argument. But I guess, when it comes down to brass tacks, it adds up to the same thing. If someone does something and you don't like it, you want that behaviour to change, and talking about the behaviour is a whole lot more likely to get a result than having a go at the person's identity.

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So, prior to that, the usual Fidels Friday for me. And then I shall go home, turn my phone off, and luxuriate in aloneness. The amount I'm looking forward to it is a fair indication of how much I need it, I think.

I like this. Thanks, danjite.

* Yes, I know that Mums are generally concerned for their kids' welfare, but I'm talking about more specific concern.