Originally Posted by flylot74
Mockery will get you know where. If you choose you can find and embrace mediocrity. Go on, slouch your way to oblivion for all I care. I for one wish to set high standards, just like our successful forefathers. It was demanding high standards and maintaining those standards that paved our road to excellence.
If Washington, Lincoln, or Jefferson had not set high standard, where would we be? If Ike or Patton or Truscott didn't have high standards, we would all be speaking German and there would be a critical shortage of Jews!
You would mock Dr. Demming or or Warren Buffett for setting high standards? Get a gip boy! The rest of the world is running over us while you dwell over your perceived "high ground relative morality".
You'd probably be the first to sue over a design flaw because the product was "not up to standards". It is I that should be trembling........
Holy schnikies.... You must have a lot of pent up rage to come up with a rant like that one. I'm not going to get into a lengthy response, because I think both Doc and Brian said what needed to be said. However, I will add a couple of thoughts, since you were
, in fact, responding to me.
First, yes, I was mocking your statement, because it was quite asinine. However, you took my mockery of your whole "Beware! I have warned you!!!!11one!!!" to somehow assume that I "embrace mediocrity," which is perhaps the dumbest and most idiotic inference you could have made. I really have a hard time figuring out how you got that out of, "I am trembling." And let's not even go into the whole founding fathers/WWII drama that you rambled on about. I don't even know if it's worth clarifying that I was making fun of the fact that you were warning
us of your "aggressive standards," and not at the fact that you set high standards for yourself.
Secondly, the reason I made fun of that comment, in addition to it being ridiculous, was because (a) we don't give a shit about your
standards (as Brian so eloquently put it), and (b) how are your
standards going to affect my
life? The only way I can see that happen is if I were to try and woo/court your sons and take them to the solstice ball while dressed in jeans. I'm sorry to say, but that's not going to happen. Of course I care about the standards of those people who do have an impact on my life, such as your surgeon example; but, I really don't care about your standards, and I certainly don't care a whole lot about the sartorial standards of others, as long as they are hot.