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Topic: Ambigious or not?
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:14:44 AM
Thank you, guys!
Topic: Ambigious or not?
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 5:42:25 AM
Hi,
What does the last sentence mean, please?
a) Action that changes who we are and what we believe IS worth doing.
b) Action changes who we are. And what we believe is worth doing.
Which one?

To begin thinking like lead-ers, we must first act: plunge ourselves into new proj-ects and activities, interact with
very different kinds of people, and experiment with new ways of getting things done. Especially in times of transition
and uncertainty, thinking and introspection should follow experience—not vice versa. Action changes who we are and what we believe is worth doing.
Topic: A promise of forebearance
Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 7:27:19 AM
thar wrote:
I don't know!

It is the people who they are apologising to who have to show forbearance!


In financial terms it means not requiring payment yet - holding back demands for payment.
So here it means 'making reparations' I guess.

But this is talking about personal interactions - that meaning g really seems out if place here. In the common meaning of human interaction, it is the delayed customers who need to show forbearance by not getting angry with the service staff!




Could it be "We will not make the same mistake again" promise?
Topic: A promise of forebearance
Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 6:23:54 AM
Hi all,

What does "a promise of forebearance" in the following text, please?

QUOTE:


When an apology was delivered by a CEO who looked sad, the company's stock price rose after the apology, the researchers found. "A good apology can build investor confidence," the study authors wrote, especially in the long run.

In a follow-up experiment, Drs. ten Brinke and Adams hired an actor to portray an airline CEO apologizing for a computer malfunction that resulted in the cancellation of 140 flights, leaving thousands of passengers stranded. The fictional apology contained all the verbal elements of a complete apology, as determined by previous research (an explicit "I'm sorry," an offer of repair, an explanation, taking responsibility and a promise of forbearance).

Test subjects watched the fictional CEO apologize, either happily, sadly or neutrally. Study participants rated the sad CEO as more sincere, and were more likely to want to reconcile with him, according to the report. In contrast, when the actor delivered the apology with a smile on his face, study participants were less likely to trust him, and the apology seemed to even intensify their negative feelings about the situation.
Topic: Altruism, diligence, perseverance, etc.
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:12:48 AM
Thank you all!
Topic: Altruism, diligence, perseverance, etc.
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:51:03 AM
Hi,
What does the author mean in the highlighted sentence?

Topic: Why "worry"?
Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 3:37:00 AM
Hope123 wrote:
To answer the original post - yes, we should find other ways and prepare for changes if we no longer need to work, especially if work is where one gets the most satisfaction.

But there really is no need for real worry - just be concerned enough to prepare for changes. It is actually not hard at all.

But change is something people often find hard to accept and to act upon in preparation, especially if it is a future goal.


Thank you, Hope. It's clearer now!
Topic: Why "worry"?
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 9:25:33 AM
Romany wrote:

Punctuation seems to be a subject not many learners give importance to. Learning to "read" punctuation is necessary to an understanding of written English.

There is no full stop after the bold words - there is a dash. A dash tells us there is more to come - an explanation.(Do you see what I mean?)A dash doesn't STOP a sentence - it gives the explanatory part of the SAME sentence. So he gave the words in bold and then explained them. He gave the reason he said it; which was because "...we need to be more concerned ...."



What is the logical connection between the blue and red parts?
At the same time, many worry that our jobs
give us dignity, social status, and structure
that we need to be more
concerned with how we will entertain ourselves and what we’ll create,
possibly through academic or creative endeavors, than with merely
providing income.


My suggestion is:
"Many worry that we try to get dignity, etc. through our jobs and that's not healthy. They argue that we need to be more concerned with..."
Topic: Why "worry"?
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 4:45:08 AM
Kirill Vorobyov wrote:
... many people express concern that ...

Why it is a concern, I don't understand.
Topic: Why "worry"?
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 4:10:30 AM
Hi all,
I don't understand why "worry" is used in the bold part.
Do they suggest we should find dignity and social status not through our jobs?
Should we find other ways?

QUOTE:
We are part of a collective intelligence. As our machines continue to
integrate into our networks and our society, they become an extension
of our intelligence — bringing us into an extended intelligence.
Some of the Singularitarians believe that it won’t be long before AI
is good enough to put many humans out of work. This may be true, especially in the short
run. However, others argue that the increase in productivity will allow
us to create a universal basic income to support the people made redundant
by the machines. At the same time, many worry that our jobs
give us dignity, social status, and structure
— that we need to be more
concerned with how we will entertain ourselves and what we’ll create,
possibly through academic or creative endeavors, than with merely
providing income.

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