thread: 2009-05-07 : Explaining the Right to Dream

On 2009-05-07, Vincent wrote:

Josh, cool.

> Made some crappy choices, but nothing he hasn't been able
> to come back from. And he also has made quite a substantial
> commitment, so I suppose he has a well developed sense of
> social obligation. He's a bit of an idealist though and
> quite fragile, who knows how he'll end up.

So his qualities as a person - his sense of social obligation, his idealism, his fragility - follow from what he's done, right? And if something cracks him and makes him cynical, you wouldn't then keep calling him idealistic, right? "Who knows how he'll end up."

Can you imagine playing a game where the causality goes the other way? "My guy's idealistic, because that's my character concept, so no matter how cynical he acts, he's an idealist. Vincent, if you just DARE call him a cynic, you're breaking my character concept and you're out of line."


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