Antisocial Behavior (was Re: What does Python fix?)

Chris Gonnerman chris.gonnerman at
Sat Jan 19 22:19:38 EST 2002

----- Original Message -----
From: "François Pinard" <pinard at>

> [Courageous]
> > As if the rest of us couldn't distinguish between an out-of-the-box
> > thinker and someone who's merely glibly trying to justify their lazy
> > and antisocial behavior.
> In my experience, the latter is not ready to consider himself as such.
> Else, it would be much easier kindly inviting him to amend his
> behaviour.

Great minds get away with antisocial or non-normal behavior because
their ideas are valuable.  The higher the value (perceived or actual)
of an individual mind, the more likely he or she is to be tolerated
in strange, rude, or otherwise abnormal behavior.

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