Thursday, June 29, 2006

word origin: laissez-faire

Laissez-faire is literally French for, "to let do."
Someone with a laissez-faire attitude doesn't interfere with the goings-on around him or her.

It has neither negative nor positive connotations; whether it's a good or bad attitude depends on the situation.

6 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

Like that time on the bus, when no one would get up to give that poor little old lady a seat. There I sat, quiet and disgusted, when what I should've done was lecture my fellow commuters.

I'll know better next time.

Pyrhonik said...

It's a motto I like to follow every now and again. Live and let live is another.

Party Girl said...

pueril: Yep, just like that.

Py: Excellent mottos.

Phollower said...

I didn't write this comment. I'm too laissez-faire to interfere with the postings of others.

Fitèna said...

Bien! très bien! I read your profile description and thought, c'est pas bien méchant tout ça, laisse-toi faire and remember not to be hateful! :-)

Fitèna
PS: Came in via Girgoyle

Party Girl said...

Phollower, you're such a smart ass, which is why you fit in nicely in the PG family.

F: thanks, for stopping by. I hope you do often.