Friday, October 13, 2006


I try to keep this blog fairly non-personal because, well, I'm a kind of heady guy and my private life is not very interesting anyway. But it has recently occurred to me that there is someone who deserves to be recognized in this forum for her incredible contribution to my life and thought.

Her name is Vanessa and here are SOME of the things she has has taught me:

1. Sometimes being nice is more important than being right.

2. Sometimes being right is more important than being correct.

3. Think ahead.

4. Look back.

5. Everybody has a harder time getting through the day than you think. Don't begrudge them what they need.

6. You can't always tell what people are thinking.

7. You can't always care what people are thinking.

8. Almost everyone is a nice person if you know how to talk to them.

9. You don't have to be the best.

10. There IS a good argument against private health care: we want the richest and most powerful in our society to have a vested interest in the public system.

So if you see her, say thanks from me.


Gayle said...

She sounds awesome. Lucky you!

Iain Dughlais said...

chin chin