Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gene Galt

"The prime directive ... and why you should delay acting on it. It is the gene's agenda after all.  It will take them some time to figure it out but they don't need any individual's help in that area anymore. 

... prime but patient.

"We, on the other hand, are tasked with getting their help on something very important to them and us. Both we and they could be toast without some relatively immediate action. It is highly likely they anticipated the circumstance but were and are incapable of 'understanding' the detail in anything resembling our definition of now."

It resonated more because it sounded like a line from a very good movie ... or for that matter, a very famous man-made global phenomenon.

Perspectives do matter. Take the kind where two different views predominate, female and male. Gender is a biggy.

RG Wamsley dig.
"Before I forget it, we should discuss,, and so forth.  I know we wanted to avoid constraining descriptions but we have essentially gone that route already. Have we not?" She knew this would get their undivided attention.

"I can't believe you would have the audacity to ask if we 'get it'.", her tone was indignant.

Like explaining a joke, unless handled with rare aplomb, taking the time - an exercise in futility. Once again, reminded that screening interruptions was worth the considerable effort.

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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