A Public Etiquette for a Busy Social World

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that it is a bit of a mish-mosh. I am using it as a place to develop ideas, before publishing them in a more polished form on one of my other blogs, or somewhere else.

So I got an idea yesterday – I had one of my epiphanies. I realized that I have spent a lot of time getting frustrated with how things work. I am realizing that in most cases, it is the people involved who are really frustrating me. It is the lack of politeness or consideration that irks. A bad situation with a good person is fine. Any situation with a bad or indifferent person is, at best, tolerable and lukewarmly irksome, and at work, just plain bad.

But I like people, and I like to get to know them. People are fascinating to me – I love interaction. So I’d like to find a more positive way through this.

Hence a new writing project: A Public Etiquette for a Busy Social World

Probably this will be an essay, hopefully with some significant feedback from friends, strangers, and those I trust.

More details (and initial draft) to follow soon..

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