That Guy With The Glasses. Pope Simon The First (FECoO)
Daily. Wikipedia. Modesty, Further Lessons In Simon's Bushido. I don't remember exactly what it was that the particular girlfriend said to me some twenty years ago, but the essence has stuck with me and distilled into a world view and way of being that is perhaps the major difference between myself and my younger brother Paul.
The difference that most people find hard to reconcile because we both appear to be such different people. Irreconcilable because we share both the same nature (genetics, we share both parents) and nurture (for almost twenty years we were brought up by the same parents, be they our own or various step relatives, partnered with our own parents, both being remarried after their divorce). So back to the essence of what was said to me so long ago. I do have to interject that I must have been a particularly arsey tosser as a teenager. 1: Try not to talk to people as though you are always right. 2: Always accept you can be wrong. 3: Other points of view can be equally as valid as your own. 4: Discussion is not argument.