The only way to be generous when you care,
is to be ruthless when you don’t.


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14 thoughts on “Extremist

  1. Ashish February 22, 2008 at 12:08 Reply

    Good one…please teach me how to!! No matter how hard i try, i cant!! kinda sucks!


  2. Rambler February 22, 2008 at 14:33 Reply

    Idea, I was surprised to see this here and not xxfactor.

    The only way to be generous when you care,
    is to be ruthless as if you don’t care.


  3. Brad February 23, 2008 at 03:26 Reply

    How can one be ‘generous’ at one point when one does care, by being ‘ruthless’ at another point when one doesn’t care! If you are talking ‘relativity’, it doesn’t necessarily have to equate.


  4. Brad February 23, 2008 at 03:30 Reply

    Strange! My comment didn’t get posted!


  5. Pensivelawyer February 24, 2008 at 13:35 Reply

    Loved the play…..keep ’em coming….:)


  6. Brewster's Angle February 24, 2008 at 20:08 Reply

    Hmmm….. loads of extremism going on.

    Someone to surprise. You can rack your brain a little. No, a little more :)


  7. Eve February 25, 2008 at 14:20 Reply

    Ruthless sounds cruel. Try indifferent.


  8. IdeaSmith February 26, 2008 at 14:33 Reply

    @ Ashish: You live, you learn. But I hope you never have to experience all that it takes to learn this.

    @ Rambler: Why? This isn’t about gender stereotypes or male-bashing. It is just about emotions.

    @ Brad: You can care and then stop caring. Or not care at all and then suddenly start. Read the post again. And sorry about the comment block – my spam filter works overtime sometimes.

    @ Pensivelawyer: What play?

    @ Brewster’s Angle: :-D Howdy, pardner?

    @ Eve: Cruel it is. I stand by what I said.


  9. Brad February 27, 2008 at 06:26 Reply

    I agree with the 2nd part; not very convinced about the 1st part. Will have a tete-a-tete’ with you shortly, will bring it up then! :)


  10. IdeaSmith February 27, 2008 at 08:49 Reply

    @ Brad: Looking forward to it!


  11. chandni March 10, 2008 at 10:44 Reply

    I think I am begining to agree


  12. IdeaSmith March 11, 2008 at 09:11 Reply

    @ chandni: :-) And welcome to the Idea-smithy!


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