“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Monday, January 17, 2011

Another entry

In the seemingly-endless moments which teaching other officers gives me:

Folks, the purpose of the instructor's observations and constructive criticism is to impart key points, help you avoid getting fired/sued/etc., and most importantly, to help you stay alive.

If your response consists of a myriad of excuses, validations, and "On the street I would have done X instead," you are missing the point and wasting both of our time.


Josh Kruschke said...

Duh... But I take it some doesn't get it?

Anonymous said...

Well said! But I use the old standby "Shut up and learn."