Re: email etiquette
From: Malcolm Eva (
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:11:28 -0800 (PST)
I think it implies that posts, especially if expressing strong views/opinions, 
should be addressing the common good rather than an individual's private 
concern.  Sounds good and noble, but actually would be harder to follow; when 
we fiercely disagree with somebody's perspective we think we are concerned with 
the common good, and miss that in fact we just don't personally want to go 
through change.   I think the phrase is an exhortation to step back and check 
our own motives before hitting 'send'.

Sorry not to be more positive about the interpretation, but having missed the 
meeting I've relied on people's report backs and these notes from the meeting.  
 That phrase appeared in the notes, but no one relayed that part of the 
discussion to me.

On 23 Feb 2014, at 14:18, Sharon Villines wrote:

> On Feb 21, 2014, at 11:25 AM, Malcolm Eva <malcolm [at]> wrote:
>> Here is a brief extract from the notes afterwards.
> Thank you for sharing this. I think it is a very helpful list of values and 
> aims. One question:
>> Altruistic not individualistic
> What does this mean?
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