August 13th, 2013


Blocking possible attempts at manipulation

In two incidents involving email from people at the university (one a colleague, one a student), I had enough presence of mind to take clear positions from the start. This seems to have headed off situations in which I would most likely have felt manipulated and/or exploited, which I would certainly have resented afterward.

I credit in part the refocusing of my spiritual life, as well as reading philosophical literature as my current "secondary path."