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Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Not quite knowing exactly how to define “pragmatic", I cheated and looked it up on the Merriam Webster online dictionary.
Here’s M-W.com description (thesaurus)

MerriamWebster Online Thesaurus
One entry found for pragmatic. Entry Word: pragmatic Function: adjective Text: also pragmatical.
Willing to see things as they really are and deal with them sensibly (a pragmatic man, not given to flights of fancy)

I'm quite happy with this explanation as it is more or less what I intended.I'd just like to add that when being pragmatic one shouldn’t get the image of a ruthless, unfeeling bully.
It's not necessarily accurate.It's a no nonsense approach, yes, but when dealing with sensitive issues, discretion, understanding and kindness can perfectly well be applied in the pragmatic framework.

Great blog. Hope you will be sharing more of your wisdom with us
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