polymath wrote:Thank you, Leila, and you're welcome.Leila wrote:Polymath that is just masterful. Wonderful. How do you find this stuff? I'm a firm believer that any approach based on the foundations of ethics, integrity, respect and courtesy will succeed in all ways human that matter. Thanks for that.
I find this kind of stuff by due dilligence. The paraphrasing is mine inspired by my education, training, and experience. The Hippocratic Oath for physicians originated long ago, has been updated a few times since. I just recast it to fit the culture of literature's primary and secondary discourses. Freytag's Technique of the Drama, 1863, concludes with advices and cautions for dramatic artists who would give due consideration to their professional and artistic and personal reputations.
My apologies, I misunderstood. I thought you meant someone else had paraphrased the Hippocratic Oath and that's what you'd found. Hence my 'where do you find this stuff' comment. I didn't realize that it was your work! It's incredible. In this world, where litigiousness makes us paranoid to speak, the news is full of sadness and horror, and drama abounds at every turn, I appreciate every opportunity to find something which speaks to the warmer, more caring and positive side of human nature, and which encourages us to always operate in the most dignified manner befitting us as individuals and collectively.
In other words, it's wonderful to find positive, inspiring reminders of how we have a chance to add to the happiness and respect quotient in the world. Again, sir, I thank you.