Where did that intent come from?

I am always surprised by the intent that people assign to others behaviours. Looking for ulterior motives behind good behaviour. Seeing malicious intent in bad behaviour. Listening to some of the conversations at the water-cooler, you would think that we live in a world full of Machiavellian sociopaths. Truth is, sociopaths are rare and human behaviour is mostly for immediate results.

Quote of the Day

Thomas Carlyle“The eloquent man that delivers, in Parliament or elsewhere, a beautiful speech, and will perform nothing of it, but leaves it as if already performed,—what can you make of that man? He has enrolled himself among the Ignes Fatui and Children of the Wind; means to serve, as beautifully illuminated Chinese Lantern, in that corps henceforth.” — Thomas Carlyle, Stump-Orator