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skinner July 6th, 2013 2:54pm

Stolen from DrReid: are you a pragmatic or principled?

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elianastar FreeSpeech
07/06/13 5:43 pm

Are these opposites? Please explain or link. Are one of these being redefined or used in a way with which I'm not familiar?

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/06/13 7:47 pm

No, that doesn't help. I'm fully conversant w/definition of each. Confused how they are *opposites*. Pragmatic vs Principled? Pragmatic vs Idealistic. Principled vs Unethical. Someone can be principled & pragmatic w/o contradiction. I would say both.

skinner Jersey City
07/06/13 7:52 pm

Good for you, I just thought you could pick one over the other.

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/06/13 8:14 pm

Okay. Before I was just confused. Now, I don't care. I asked for context you gave me definition. Neither term has greater meaning, weight, or value. With no context w/which to weight one greater than other, either choice has no purpose. Both.

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/06/13 8:15 pm

Maybe I've taken too many SAT type tests!

07/06/13 3:15 pm

Oh Skinner, you are a stinker! I voted principled. I am pragmatically principled. Or is it principledly pragmatic? The first one sounds better, so that's the one I chose.

aurealis the sky
07/06/13 8:33 am

I think I'm pragmatic.

07/06/13 8:14 am

I think most of us have some of both, I hope so.

Keldeo Laverre City
07/06/13 8:11 am

Principled. Pretty sure that means that I believe there are absolutes and truths?

skinner Jersey City
07/06/13 8:13 am

It's basically that you don't compromise with the other party

Keldeo Laverre City
07/06/13 8:15 am

Thanks. In that case no, I'm open to compromise.

FLAmerican Pensacola
07/06/13 11:27 am

I'm pretty sure that's backwards