mint Posted November 11, 2016 Share Posted November 11, 2016 [quote user="Judith"]I only see someone who disrespects women and many others - no matter whether he can turn the economy round - how you treat EVERONE is what matters first and foremost.[/quote]Bravo, bravo, Judith, VERY well said![:D]I have a very small but, for me, very significant anecdote to tell you about.When I was doing some post-graduate work at a university, I had a Professor of Studies with whom I often worked till after hours because of conflicting demands on our time. He was a genial, joke-cracking, roly-poly of a man and nothing like the thin, ascetic academic man of letters of popular fiction and imagination. But, he had the most amazing intellect and became well-known in later years within certain circles.One day, we were coming out of the faculty building, still chatting away and my head was still full of the subject we were working on. I hardly noticed the janitor who was about to shut the doors but my prof broke off our, to me, engrossing conversation, and went over to have a chat and a laugh with the janitor.I thought then what a fine man my boss was and I have often thought of that one small incident and indeed it has often led me to think about what you have said about treating EVERYBODY the same. I don't say that I always succeed but it's one of my guiding principles of how to treat others. Talk about early impressions, that was one I have never forgotten. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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