Re: Patch challenge
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Wed, 6 Dec 1995 15:57:27 -0500
I know yours was already sent to the list.
On Thu, 26 Oct 1995, Bruce Ward wrote:
> My entry for what its worth:
> This word of advice came from a teacher, I can't even remember who or
> when, but it was at high school, after I had been subject of some
> bullying by a big, but pretty dull, boy.
> At the time I thought the advice was directed at the wrong party, but
> as I have gone through life, I have realised that that teacher got it
> right, and I apply the advice as part of by life phillosophy.
> That teachers rule was:
> "If you make and enemy, you have made a mistake"
> Now I know that sounds like a real wimpy way out, but I can't count
> how many times I have thanked myself that I didn't take the
> opportunity to make the smart comment, or put someone down. Later it
> mattered that I hadn't made that enemy.
> Other times I have walked away from a developing argument when it was
> clear the other person would not listen. It would have been easy to
> put in a last word, but thats what they would probibly remember.
> So I recall the teachers advice and wish I could remember who it was.
> Bruce Ward
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