darryl-90a536wCiRb3fQ9qLvQP4Q at public.gmane.org
Thu Jul 23 14:38:37 UTC 2009
G. Matthew Rice wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-23 at 10:00 -0400, Darryl Moore wrote:
>>> I am used to say: "the problem is in your own mind!" It seems that no
>>> one does understand that saying...
>> Quite right. It is not what you intended by what you said that matters.
>> It is how it is likely to be received by other people that counts. The
> So, everyone isn't really looking for an apology for zb's views.
> They're asking for an apology to the effect that he is sorry that
> everyone misunderstood him?
> I regularly call a bunch of my children "lil monkeys". I thought that
> they act like monkeys. Now, I think that maybe I'm a racist. ;)
I'm very sorry that your kids are so thin skinned that, coming from you,
this would likely be received as an insult.
I would work on trying to reduce their sensitivity to such things. At
the same time, perhaps a little self confidence building would be good
for the tykes.
In the meantime if you know that calling them such things offends them,
then indeed, you should refrain. :-)
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