Right or Wrong, 对还是错?

In light of certain events occurring in the lives of a close friend of mine, I would like to quote author Zhang Xiaoxian <>:

在对的时间遇到对的人是一种幸福,
在对的时间遇到错的人是一种无奈,
在错的时间遇到对的人是一种悲哀,
在错的时间遇到错的人是声声叹息.

Roughly translated, it means:

Meeting the right person at the right time is a blessing;
Meeting the wrong person at the right time leaves you feeling helpless and exasperated;
Meeting the right person at the wrong time is a sad lament;
While meeting the wrong person at the wrong time leaves you with nothing but sighs.

In its original Chinese, the quotation above is truly quite beautiful. Its translation into English leaves much to be desired, since much of the poetry has been translated away. Alas, I thought I would share this, for you might, should you so desire, reflect upon where your own relationship might stand. Is this the right person; is this the right time?

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My name is Donn, and you’ll find me working at the intersection of business and information technology, constantly looking for ways to apply IT to business and life to make things better. I’m a big fan of data analysis and its subsequent communication. It always gives me a thrill extracting meaning out of data through analysis, and figuring out the best way to present the findings for maximum impact!

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