|Pictured: Picard solving his problems with violence.|
|"I'm a role model."|
|Above: Riker playing with one of the |
Picard Day entries while seriously
jeopardizing his career in the process.
|You heard me.|
Whether it's with someone who voted differently from you, or a hive-mind bent on assimilaton, or even just with someone who speaks entirely in impenetrable metaphors drawn from their planet's history with which you couldn't possibly have any familiarity, there is common ground if you look hard enough. That's the lesson of Captain Picard Day and it's especially relevant now because we are seriously Shaka-ing when the walls fell when it comes to getting along with one another.*
|"Darmok and Jalad at...Why would you just assume|
I, an alien, would get your obscure cultural references?"
-Picard, the reason
for the season
*allow me to nerd'splain: Shaka when the walls fell is Tamarian for complete and disastrous failure.