Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Instead of listing all the obvious and pedestrian self improvement goals like exercising more, and losing weight, I think I need to get back to basics and set some overarching principles as resolutions for 2007 (and every year, in fact).

1. Be kind and gracious.
2. Respect people, their ideas, and their right to have them, no matter how different or offensive.
3. Be responsible.
4. Do your best work.
5. Give back.
6. Don't assume people know you care about them. Tell them. Often.
6. Achieve these daily.

That is all.
posted by Broadsheet @ 12:27 PM  
4 Editorial Opinions:
  • At January 02, 2007, Blogger jwer said…

    But what if their opinions are really, REALLY stupid?

    While I always allow people the right to their opinion, they must reciprocally allow my right to the opinion that they're simpletons. And I don't see the need to respect hateful opinions.

  • At January 02, 2007, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    jwer: Hate is not an opinion, it's an emotion, and I don't have to respect hate.

    Sheer stupidity is something I treat as a disability, not an opinion.

  • At January 02, 2007, Blogger jwer said…

    Yeah, but there's a pretty big gray area there... I think that fundies suck because they hate homosexuals, women, animals, etc; but they believe that the Lord tells them to subjugate women and animals, and that homosexuals are immoral. Those are received opinions, but until they act on them, they're still just opinions. And I still feel justified in telling them they're stupid.

  • At January 02, 2007, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    jwer: I'm sure the feeling is mutual, but I respect their right to feel that way. ;-P

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