Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 08:37:19PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >>"Matt" == Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 12:48:51AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> and if I can change social norms of conduct so that I would nto be
> >> hurt in the future?
> Matt> To rely on gracious behaviour from other organisms is a losing evolutionary
> Matt> strategy, and to attempt to avoid bruised feelings by inducing change in
> Matt> social norms is a doomed proposition.
> Where did I ever say that I depended on politeness from
> others? Or that I expected a change?
> The Bhagavata Geeta says that our actions (karma) should be according to
> what is right (dharama), and let the fruits and consequences of the karma
> fall where they will.
That may be, but I don't see what that has to do with the sentiment that you
have expressed. _You_ said "Perhaps[...]if I can change social norms of
conduct so that I would nto[sic] be hurt in the future?" as justification
for your earlier statements.
This certainly sounds to me like your goal was to change others' conduct so
that you would not be hurt in the future.