Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

13 Aug 2002, 10:03 a.m.

A great guidance in my life has been the principle:…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

A great guidance in my life has been the principle: Don't act as stupid sitcom characters do.

This was brought to mind by a weird dream last night involving the characters of Mad About You. Ironically, I adored Mad About You, as its characters were not excessively stupid, and I learned by example from the relatively healthy marriage of the main characters.