Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shakespeare and Assholes?

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Are you ready for Shakespeare? We will be releasing the first part of Edgar E. Willis video series next week. The videos come from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Edgar presents a combination of a lecture and a question and answer session all about William Shakespeare. If you love Shakespeare or have to study him, then you are in for a treat! The videos will be posted here first, then on Edgar's website, EdgarEWillis.com. There's a lot more videos to watch... check them out.

Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview:

Thursday’s essay is called, “Assholes at work." Who am I talking about?  I’m talking here about people who quickly, and often thoughtlessly, throw out personal insults, invade our personal space, make uninvited physical contact, use verbal and nonverbal means to threaten and intimidate, use unwanted sarcastic jokes, offer-up withering e-mail flames, inject rude interruptions into conversations, appear two-faced—one face cordial and accommodating, the other face condemning, vilifying, and attacking—ready to give dirty looks (in Hawaii they call it “stink-eye”) at a moment’s displeasure, and treating others as if they are invisible.  The essay is based on Robert I. Sutton's book, The No Asshole Rule, and I am indebted to him for the ideas in this essay.

Assholes at Work
by Richard L. Weaver II


One problem with assholes is the residual effect they can have on your mind, mentality, and memory.  Just writing this essay, for example, brings back memories I would rather not entertain.  Forgiving and forgetting is a great thought, but sometimes doesn’t serve to purge such experiences.  Although Sutton discusses both revenge and calling their bluff, I have seldom seen these tactics work well.  There are some tactics that work and that are discussed above, and they may be all you have.  Fortunately, assholes make up a small percentage of the population!

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