Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Loving vs. hating someone

From Dan Galvin's Thought For The Day mailing list:

If you don't like someone, the way he holds his spoon makes you furious; if you like him, he can turn his plate over into your lap and you won't mind.
-Irving Becker

This thought explains a lot of history: People will fight for "their side" even if their side is in the wrong. This thought explains a lot of politics: Too many excuse their allies over a beam while attacking their enemy over a mote.

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1 comment:

C T said...

That's why in general I try to avoid liking politicians. ;)