10Feb. ’13 Quotation for the Day 2-10-2013 If I see a fraud, and don’t shout, “Fraud!” then I am a fraud. –Nassim Taleb, philosopher and mathematician Tell others about this:RedditPrintTwitterFacebookEmailLinkedInTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related Posted by Fay Moore. Categories: Musings, Quotation. Tags: call a spade a spade, defraud, fraud, getting real, Nassim Taleb, quotation, quote, telling it like it is. 7 Comments
Loved Dr, Ben Carson shouting FRAUD at the National Prayer Breakfast, in a gentlemanly way, of course.
I’m not sure I quite agree with the quotation, but I still enjoyed reading it. 🙂
Here’s why the quote is meaningful to me. Many years ago I was aware of someone else’s bad behavior, but said nothing. The bad behavior went on for years. People were hurt. Finally I realized that, by being silent, I enabled the bad behavior. I spoke up. It was messy, but it did change things for the better in the long run.
Love this – I can totally relate. There are many situations that I am in where I think: we’re all just playing a game here, some kind of act of social manners, but then I think that unless I say something I am just one of the actors.
So true! Thank you for your thoughts!
I learned the lesson of the quote the hard way. Many years ago I was aware of someone else’s bad behavior, but said nothing. The bad behavior went on for years. People were hurt. Finally I realized that, by being silent, I may as well be the perpetrator myself because I was doing nothing to stop it.
I know about learning the hard way – wrote about that in my blog this week. But you know what’s become clear is that it’s the learning part which is the most important thing – and no-one said learning was easy!!