Friday, December 18, 2009

The not often enough repeated call for civility and distinctions.

David Zetland over on Aguanomics has a makes a great post about why it is important, but difficult, to maintain distinctions between personal and professional relations. It is too easy to attach our self-worth to exterior indicators like grades or money or popularity. But doing so rarely has beneficial effects in the long or even short term.


  1. Just wanted to say that your comment on Bill Easterly's blog about Madagascar was spot on. Regards.

  2. Thanks Robert. I did research in the Tulear region of Madagascar in 2007/8. It is a beautiful and fascinating country. I hope you are enjoying it.