In a frequently recycled list of proposed New Year's resolutions, Ann Landers urges:
Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep.
However, she fails to advise a course of action in the case that you think you might not be able to live up to this vow.
(Maybe she was too busy trying to construct a set containing sets that are not members of themselves.)
As a huge fan of A.N. Whitehead & B. Russell, as well Kurt GÃ¶del, I wish you a happy new year! (You do lose a point or two for the parenthetical remark.)
Of course, Janet, you know exactly what she meant, and are pedantically applying the wrong tool for the job. Smug self-satisfaction is so addictive. PS: no one writes to you for personal advice. Jealous?
Your gratuitous, self-serving remarks are unkind. You know exactly what she meant. Honesty is another ethical responsibility of the well-educated. Shame on you.
That is too funny.
um, I thought Janet was making a, you know, joke. A philosophy joke -- maybe that's oxymoronic?