Posted by 64bowtie on August 7, 2004, at 15:15:17
In reply to Re: Continued..., posted by Dinah on August 7, 2004, at 10:16:02
*** You are gonna be good for all. This isn't tea-leaves talking. I see/hear clarity and comapssion in big doses. I am lacking in both categories. My form of involvement is less comapassion and more messing with people and their ideas. I am a technician mostly.
> Do you feel that compassion and being a technician are incompatible? Wouldn't compassion and clarity be useful to cultivate in a technician "messing with people and their ideas"? I would think that compassion and empathy, at the very least, would be a useful guide to you in helping you reach others - even if you don't believe they should influence the *content* of what you say, they might help you be a more effective technician?
<<< By my own admission, "I am lacking" is my statement that I need to work on these points. Nothing is all-or-nothing. Restated, I am not satisfied with my level of compassion. I am well grounded as a technician. I am a technician who didn't start from a model of compassion, so its harder for me to connect to compassion in a timely fashion; day-late, dollar-short. I am dedicated to work on that. David contracted with me to commit to a study to enhance my own charisma. I continue this quest. Its my grail.
<<< By continuing to work on my communication skills. I can be technically and legally correct and not saying anything meaningful. Back to compassion....
> Wouldn't compassion and clarity be useful to cultivate in a technician "messing with people and their ideas"? I would think that compassion and empathy, at the very least, would be a useful guide to you in helping you reach others...
<<< You bet it would. I have proven this to myself almost every time I open my mouth.
(((Dinah))), do I still have permission to cyber-hug inside my post?