16 August 2006

I always need someone to look up to. I never find someone who has it all, so I have a set of different people I look up to for different things. Some have a charming philosophical innocence; others have technical prowess. I look up to them both. Some are nice; some are sociable. I like them, too. The net result is a network of people, all with different strengths I wish to appropriate.

It is easy to criticise someone for lacking a certain quality; it goes without saying that I do. But we simply ought to value people for who they are. Not for the reason that you subscribe to some moral imperative, but because everything works out better when you do.