On 11/4/06, Randall R Schulz <rschulz(a)sonic.net> wrote:
The best way
to repudiate a disrespectful question or response is to
ignore it. This will stop it immediately.
It is the equivalent of sending it to /dev/null.
For one thing, I do not believe this is true. Without negative feedback,
people will typically persist in their behaviors.
actually, it is pretty well accepted that feedback of any sort
reinforces behaviour. The adage is "ignore and re-direct". Generally
this approach is most effective.
War is the statesman's game, the
The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's
And, to those royal murderers, whose
Are bought by crimes of treachery and
The bread they eat, the staff on which they lean.
-- Percy Bysshe Shelly