Catalyst 3

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People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be — not what you nag them to be.

–S.N. Parker

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If people are expected to behave well, they tend to; and vice versa.

— Paul Graham

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The best teachers I remember from school had three things in common:

(1) They had high standards. Like three year olds testing their parents, students will test teachers to see if they can get away with low-quality work or bad behavior. They won’t respect the teachers who don’t call them on it.

— Paul Graham

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2009.05.01 Friday ACHK