February 22nd, 2008

big ideas

Credo of the Indeterminate Time Period

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


"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"