Trust your instincts

by Volker Weber

Usually I get along with everybody just nicely. But sometimes I have an almost immediate aversion that I cannot really explain. A person comes across as overly hostile, a person who rubs me the wrong way, or something like it. If this happens I just try to avoid them. This is particularly easy on the internet. I have learned to completely ignore people who try to annoy me.

Trust your instincts. If it walks like a duck ...


Spill the beans then Volker ;-)

Stuart McIntyre, 2007-03-01

Stuart, he said he tries to avoid them. Shouldn't that also include not pointing at them (even from the distance)? I would be very surprised if vowe would throw mud at someone else, especially if it's like here for no objective reason but rather a personal antipathy...

Ragnar Schierholz, 2007-03-01

Hmmmm... but then why post about it ? Unless it's a message at the person he wants to avoid, telling him or her to back off...

I don't think we'll ever know unless things escalate, Vowe keeps his secrets :-)

Alex Boschmans, 2007-03-01

well, my sense is (or did he even say this somewhere himself? hmmm) that Volker from time to time (or always) just shares what's on his mind ... and I think that's what makes this website/blog/... place such an interesting mixture ... isn't it? .... and my sense is also that Volker is not up for pleasing everybody ... so I take a posting if I benefit from it or like it, and I drop it, if not :-)

So the analytical question why he posted this here ... so what.

Stefan Heinz, 2007-03-01

Ragnar, Stuart was just kidding. This isn't about other persons. I just try to explain a case where my instincts tell me something that I will learn through analysis much later.

I can also make a different case: If you need to decide between two alternatives and you can't really make up you mind, toss a coin. If you don't like the outcome, the other one is what you really want.

It's very hard for an analytical person to know and trust their instincts. But you should try.

Volker Weber, 2007-03-01

If in doubt and an analysis can't be made then trust always trust your instinct. You got no other choice. I believe you are an experienced man, Volker, so you wilol have got a well developed instinct. No fear.

And don't forget to drink a chilled draft beer afterwards ...

Cem Basman, 2007-03-01

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