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Re^2: So I'm in a bit of a quandary

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Jul 08, 2002 at 13:15 UTC ( #180166=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: So I'm in a bit of a quandary
in thread So I'm in a bit of a quandary

Sure, but I think noone debated this anyway. How to tell the truth tactfully is a different matter.

Makeshifts last the longest.


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Re: Re^2: So I'm in a bit of a quandary
by neilwatson (Curate) on Jul 08, 2002 at 13:45 UTC
    Personally, this era of political correctness is starting to grate on me. A spade is a spade. Beating around the bush to spare someone's feelings (or avoid their wrath) is not productive.

    I'm not saying that we should flay the person in a hail of ridicule. We have to be able to tell the truth and have people accept it in a dispassionate way. People need to learn to be more objective.

    Sorry, I'll get of the soap box now...

    Neil Watson
    watson-wilson.ca

      Oh, I do agree, but being tactful does not mean beating around the bush. Being honest is not the same as being harsh.

      Makeshifts last the longest.

        Being honest is not the same as being harsh.

        Unfortunately for some people hearing the truth will always be harsh.

        Yves / DeMerphq
        ---
        Writing a good benchmark isnt as easy as it might look.

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