Welcome to Table - 13

“Remember to conduct yourself in life as if at a banquet. As something being passed around comes to you, reach out your hand and take a moderate helping. Does it pass you by? Don't stop it. It hasn't yet come? Don't burn in desire for it, but wait until it arrives in front of you. Act this way with children, a spouse, toward position, with wealth - one day it will make you worthy of a banquet with the gods.”

― Epictetus

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Code of Conduct:

Table - 13 is a metaphor for our online code of conduct. The internet presents the opportunity of sharing knowledge and ideas globally. It also distances us from the formal decency associated with sitting at a banquet table, perhaps with strangers, and looking people in the eye as we engage in lively conversation.


Always be respectful and gracious toward others. Try ideas and discussions that may at first seem strange to you. You might like it! Yet freely pass on things that simply do not appeal to you. Learn from others and share your insights. Be bold. But as we challenge each other, let us also raise a glass of conviviality - and walk away the richer for it.


Bring some life to the party. Linger as long and as often as you can.


David Haskell, Contributing Editor

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