Sunday, October 30, 2005

A Question Specifically for Kevin

In Terry Pratchett's "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents", Daktan and the mayor have a philosophical conversation about the qualities of a leader. What does Daktan learn? And do you think it's possible for rats and humans to work together?


klund said...

Darktan learns that being a leader is more than saying "You do this." It also involves letting people think they are involved in the decision making process, even if they really aren't. It's about possessing an air of confidence. And as long as people's lives are going well, they'll let you continue to be the leader.

I can't imagine humans and rats working together, since the only rats I've seen lately are at Pet Expo, and they can't figure out how to use the wheel properly. I would be more than happy to share my house with intelligent rats (er, educated rodents) who got their intelligence by consuming magical waste from a local wizarding university. Do you know where I can find rats like that?

Scooter said...

We have legal rats where I work - they got that way by consuming marked up dockets refuse. I know at least two that would be willing to come live with you.