“You see that whenever they’re exploding their cannons into the ocean, right?” Trump said at a news conference after the summit. “I said, ‘Boy, look at the view. Wouldn’t that make a great condo behind?’ And I explained, I said, ‘You know, instead of doing that, you could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real estate perspective.’”
Don’t be clever or snarky. You want to show off your sharp wit? Keep it for when you’re writing letters to the Promotion and Tenure Review Committee. Unless you are being kind, do not be cute or ironic or use mockery when writing comments on a student’s paper. The ability to decide somebody’s grade is not the same thing as being able to bully that person. The easiest thing in the world is to make a student feel bad. You should get satisfaction from being that person’s teacher, not from being that person’s judge.
—Gina Barreca, 5 Ways to Make Grading Easier
“Nos ganamos la vida por lo que conseguimos, pero hacemos la vida por lo que damos.”
Mi traducción de la cita malatribuida a Winston Churchill:
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
*Yo encontré otras traducciones similares pero sólo después de hacer mi propio trabajo con un nativo hispanohablante.
Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm; but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.
— T.S. Eliot
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter. –Dr. Seuss
I’d like to believe this is true, but I don’t know if it is in the business world. What do you think?