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Re: Class vs class

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:41 pm UTC
by SuicideJunkie
Thinking of coworkers... I feel like the middle ground still offers a good deal of opportunity to display class.
A sliding scale of mostly big opportunities to show class, over to mostly big opportunities to show anti-class at the other end.
Whereas in the middle there are modest opportunities to go either way that aren't as dramatic.

Re: Class vs class

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:12 pm UTC
by elasto
ucim wrote:The key to "classy" is grace under adversity - that is, eschewing being a raging lout when provoked. This also extends to grace absent adversity - that is, eschewing being a dick when the opportunity to be a dick presents itself. In other words, class is taking the high road when it is either hard, or unnecessary.

Displaying class would seem to require these things; either significant adversity or its significant absence.

That's very insightful.

I guess it's a bit like heroism/cowardice: Anyone can talk the talk when waters are calm, but when the sh*t actually hits the fan, some will step up, and some will hightail it and run - and most of us wouldn't know which we'd choose until it actually happened...