When engaged in any situation, no matter how trivial or how serious, we must look at both the long and short-term consequences of our actions.
Here’s a situation. Party A is in a dispute with Party Z. Party Z has tried to extend the hand of friendship to Party A multiple times in the past, getting shot down time after time again. Eventually, Party Z decides that Party A lacks decency. Party Z has tried to be nice, Party A has failed to reciprocate.
Party Z’s requests for friendship have led to attacks by Party A. Party A has insulted Party Z with disregard for any long-term consequences. Party A insults Party Z in an attempt to create more space – a reasonable goal, but not a reasonable approach. Perhaps in the short run, the approach seems perfectly suited to the situation.
And then all hell breaks loose.
I’d write more, but I have to work. IB Economics commentary due on Friday, SAT on January 28th, an in-class writing assignment on Like Water for Chocolate on Friday, seminars on Chapters 9, 10, and 11 of Like Water for Chocolate on Wednesday, a paper on sickle cell anemia for Biology on Wednesday, and more to come throughout the week.
Bring it on. Rawrrrrr!
January 24th Edit:
I don’t feel like finishing up what I was writing earlier. Heading out to Singapore on the 29th, taking the AeroLine in the morning. Should be fun.
Going to take a look at a friend’s phone. I might decide to pick it up if there’s still hope for it. Apparantly, the motherboard has been damaged. However, the rest of the internals are in perfect shape. If that’s the case, I might get the motherboard replaced or repaired and start using that phone.