Self Evident Truths LO6904

John Paul Fullerton (
Tue, 23 Apr 1996 00:42:38 +0000

Replying to LO6878 --

Bill said
> >Our categorical imperatives are to encourage human behavior that ... ?
> >
> >Can we fill in the rest of the sentence?

Quick definition of "categorical imperative"

"Act only according to that maxim [rule] that you would will to be a
universal law."


John responding to Bill's note

> A little more on the sentences just above.
> Think about this: In every interaction, we are creating in the minds of
> others a memory of that interaction. They will use that memory to guide
> their future interaction with us. Thus, we should always ask the
> question, "how do we want to be remembered?" If we have left a pleasant
> memory, the likelihood is that we will have reinforced a positive
> relationship that will continue to be mutually beneficial in the future.
> If we have created an unhappy memory, we will likely have reinforced a
> relationship that will be mutually problematic.

(though it gives the wrong impression)

"Oh John, how could you say that?" said in a very pleased and wistful tone
of voice.

It's like hearing a tune that has something different to say, something
different than what we were thinking before. It says, where's the skip in
your step to go with the rhythm of the song?

It reminded me of Your kindness in naming some helpful books about TQM
statistics and explaining some of the math in response to a question I

To get to the subject line - one self-evident truth to me is that I'm
enjoying reading these notes. It's like finding cookies :) except that
cookies typically don't mean as much as hearing from the group.

Have a nice day
John Paul Fullerton


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