February 22nd, 2008

big ideas

Credo of the Indeterminate Time Period

Credo:
Strive to get more out of liking things than out of disliking things.


Commentary:

"More", in this context, means "enjoyment", "emotional investment" and "conversational contributions".

By and large, I think I've done pretty good in this arena. However, be advised: following this credo will often put you at a disadvantage in conversations with those who get their pleasure from disliking things, and finding fault and flaw.

"There is a crack in everything: that's how the light gets in."
--Leonard Cohen, "Anthem"