That’s when I realized that I handled the situation wrong. I won the debate. My information was accurate. However, I killed the post. In a sincere effort to help, I forgot some advice that I heard from Gerald G Jampolsky years ago. “You can be right or you can be happy”. I was right and now I”m not happy. I should have addressed the inaccuracy in private and give the “poster” the chance to save face. Instead, I charged ahead to show that I had the right answer.
One of my all time favorite words is Euphemism. I don’t know why but it just seems like such a pleasant word. A euphemism is a word or phrase that is a kinder substitute for another word or phrase. For example, political correctness is nothing more than the application of euphemisms in our culture. We don’t want to offend the group we are talking about so we use euphemisms to refer to them.
In his 2008 book Outliers: The Story of Success Malcom Gladwell sites a 1993 study in which K. Ericson Anders empirically asserts that the difference between a world class violinist and a music teacher is about 6, 000 hours of practice. Anders study involved studying music students at an elite music school in Europe and what he found, doesn’t defy common sense in defines common sense. The study showed that when starting out at about age 8, all students practiced…
I’ve said it from the beginning I hate instant replay for all sports. While many of my friends argue that it makes the games “more fair”. I say it takes away from all sports, especially soccer.