Pretense

Maurizio has another article on the global warming scamsters. But that’s not what interested me this time. It was something he said in the post

For my part, I can only make reference to a basic principle of mine. Whatever you need to show, you are not.

So true.

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  • omnologos  On November 14, 2008 at 6:11 am

    Thank you Aristotle. That principle is of great help in managing human interactions, for example with bosses just too eager to show _they_ are in charge 8-))

  • Ramesh Srivats  On November 14, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Touche. I’ve seen this quite often in corporate life. The person who needs to “show” them who’s boss. The company that needs to “demonstrate” corporate social responsibility. Vision statements. Mission statements. The list is endless.

  • Aristotle The Geek  On November 14, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I have experienced both sides of this act; been at the receiving end innumerable times, and have indulged in it on quite a few occasions. Why, I have asked myself after the momentary insanity (not a difficult question to answer, is it?). Then I try to make amends.

  • omnologos  On November 16, 2008 at 6:33 am

    By the way…the above rule paroxystically applies to Italian political parties, whose names pretty much indicate what they are NOT about (eg the Democratic Party is undemocratic; the National Alliance is centralistic; the Freedom Party is socially conservative; and so on and so forth…)

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