Monday, June 27, 2005

Plato's Words

Plato once said "You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a day of conversation." Just how true are these words? I asked several people over the course of a long time about it. I asked what the best way to read a person's character is, getting many results. One person suggested observing from a distance. Another said just talk to them. A third, however, strongly supports the quote. A group of guys told me that the best way to read a guy's character is to play hockey with him. They told me that how a guy interacts with other people shows a lot about the kind of person he is. It shows how well he can control himself, how much of a team player her is, and even how humble he can be. Obviously, Plato's words are true...just listen to the 3 a.m. ramblings of various hockey players!!


Blogger Eva Lemmon..? said...

You know, guys don't sit around disscussing their world veiws. You have to be a guy to get what they mean, because the sentence "Hey, I made that slap shot and you know it! Jerk..." has much more meaning then, say, "I think the world needs to become more smart."
So, Plato's theory or statement, still leaves the girls in the dark. (He knew what he was talking about.)

10:15 AM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger Petunia McGillicuddy said...

This totally reminds me of a Dear Abbey column I read when I was about ten years old. This woman wrote in for advice; she had heard you can tell what a man is like as a lover by the way he eats a meal. So the woman went on a dinner date with this man, and she says to Abbey, "Frankly, I'm terrified," because he was some sort of gorging, tactless goblin, devouring everything in sight with lightning speed.

I can't remember what Abbey said. I just figured that's probably how he was in the sack, too.

6:17 PM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger James w. Lanning said...

hockey is good.

3:34 PM, June 29, 2005  
Blogger scarlatti said...

i prefer to think that to get to know a person you have to get to talk to them, but watching how they do stuff is a good idea too. but evie is right too, whatev
cool post anyhow

4:57 PM, June 30, 2005  
Blogger BonnieJ said...

We built a hockey rink out back once, that was the only time I've played. Great fun! We dyed it blue with packets of koolaid. Pretty stinking cool. heh.

6:24 PM, June 30, 2005  
Blogger Erika said...

Evie: ur prolly rt, guyz are VERY bloody confusing!! sometimes u hafta read btwn the lines with 'em, n sadly sometimes you can't even find the lines!!

Petunia: way to make those connections!! a rather disturbing concept!!

James: u missed the point entirely!! thanx 4 checkin' out my blog tho, even if you don't give me publicity!!

Scarlett: wow, that was a LOT of conflicting info!!

Bonnie: sounds like fun...did it take lots of koolaid?

9:03 PM, June 30, 2005  
Blogger born2fly said...

I'm feelin that my blog is extrememly shallow...i guess i better think of sumthin deep to say

10:39 AM, July 05, 2005  
Blogger eChuckler said...

Hockey is a good example, but it's not the ultimate character test... Basically, what it comes down to is, you have to see how a person interacts in a private setting with just a couple people, and in a public place.

How this person responds to everyone in various situations will reveal his/her character.

Basically, I'm saying don't assume it's hockey alone. Nor that just one meeting can bring you someone's complete character.

10:17 PM, July 06, 2005  
Blogger Eva Lemmon..? said...

And even that theory is tossed to the wayside when the person is determined to keep you guessing. Anyone can tell when you are trying to analyze them, especially if you dog thier steps and ask them personal questions. Just ask any of the analyzing sem/collage students I know... heh heh heh

9:11 AM, July 07, 2005  
Anonymous glamgurl27 said...

ummm... who's Plato?? or is that like totally beside the point??

10:46 PM, August 12, 2005  
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