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It’s Not What You Say But the Way That You Say It

Publicado em 25/07/2021

When all is said and done, however, the words we use are only a small part of the equation (…)
How you say something can totally change the meaning of the words you utter. It’s the difference in intonation between ‘That’s really nice!’ (meaning thanks a million) and ‘That’s really nice!’ (meaning why did you treat me so badly?).

—Robin Dunbar, Friends, Little Brown, 2021

Day After Day

Publicado em 24/07/2021

People who averaged only thirty hours together over nine weeks (the equivalent of just 15 minutes a day) remained acquaintances. To move from being a casual friend to a meaningful friend called for another fifty hours spent together over the course of three months, while those who advanced to be best friends took another 100 hours to be spent together. In effect, to make it into the most intimate category of friendship required something close to two hours a day to be devoted to the friend, day after day, for some considerable time. Friendship does not come cheap.

—Robin Dunbar, Friends, Little Brown, 2021

Wrong

Publicado em 19/07/2021

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Are you ready and eager to say, “now that I know what I know, I’m going to change my course?”
Are you open and willing to say, “I didn’t know that key fact then, but I should have, and I’m building systems to make sure I will know it next time?”
Doubling down on wrong always makes things worse.

—Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog

Delírio Bombástico

Publicado em 15/07/2021

Não faço a menor ideia do que ele está a falar. Harry voa num delírio bombástico, declamando as suas enigmáticas tiradas pelo puro e autoindulgente prazer de escutar a sua própria voz, e não vejo nenhum motivo para prolongarmos a conversa.

—Paul Auster, As Loucuras de Brooklyn