In which Ann Landers unintentionally blows my mind.

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.)

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As a huge fan of A.N. Whitehead & B. Russell, as well Kurt Gödel, I wish you a happy new year! (You do lose a point or two for the parenthetical remark.)

By Craig Pennington (not verified) on 31 Dec 2008 #permalink

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?

By M T Cicero (not verified) on 02 Jan 2009 #permalink

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.

By M T Cicero (not verified) on 02 Jan 2009 #permalink