you oughta have a last name like mine; can't tell you
the number of times i've taken ribbings about this.
as far as your other question goes, i stand by my
other posts to this very issue. email is a wonderful
tool, but it has huge limitations.
email ettiquette is a hot topic in managerial training
primarily, and i really hope this is not taken the
wrong way, or extrapolated into something i'm not
trying to convey, but the reality is, most people do
not write that well.
couple that with its immedicacy and the fact that real
communication is somewhere between 85 and 90 percent,
body language, voice inflection/intonation and eye
contact, and you may see how an accurate message can
get lost in interpretation.
depending on how/whom are using them, words can be
great tools to share, or they can fall like hammer
blows. i have resisted sharing more and more to this
list becasue i see this propensity for conflict.
i have worked with too many people who assert that
making sustainable change for our food system is like
waging a war. i actually worked for someone who called
for the depacitation of more than a few ag economists.
needless to say, my spirit and success wilted under
the stress of this needless waste and dysfunctional
belicose behavior only alientates the people who have
the most power to expidite the change we seek: the
consumer with the food dollar in their hand.
as long as we continue to mire in this muck, corporate
convention is only too happy to watch us do so. they
can toss out a biscuit of mis/disinformation and then
chuckle as we twist oursleves into a pretzle reacting.
this approach is as old as societies themsleves.
strife stiffles change. eaters get enough conflict
navigating traffic to get to their parking spot and
then dredge themselves into their "working unit."
i'll say this and then shut up.
i have had many people, many people that have the
sensitivity, affinity and means to support the work i
am trying to do, only to point out that in their
opinion, most of the people they encounter in this
movement are some of the most unhappy individuals they
have ever met.
this unhappiness projects onto the work itself; it
limits results, movement and positive outcome.
for whatever it's worth -
john flaim (pronounced flame).
--- Liz Pike <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the drought. Maybe
> it's big brother got us
> > all up against the wall. I don't know. I sure
> didn't need to see everyone
> > flaming each other! What's the point?
> Please, someone, explain to me why, on the
> internet, debate & dialogue are
> called flaming?? I want my beliefs, viewpoints &
> ideas held to the fire--it
> is the only way to see the truth---if, they are,
> in fact, the truth I
> seek. It has nothing to do with heat, drought, or
> big brother. Where there
> is discussion, there is change. Where there is
> change, there is growth.
> When discussion ends, that's when I worry.
> Liz Pike
> Morningstar Gardens
> Pollocksville NC
> ICQ 46954468
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