Re: Handling Power & Politics LO1969

Dr. Ivan Blanco (BLANCO@BU4090.BARRY.EDU)
Thu, 6 Jul 1995 18:03:24 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO1881 --

> Date: Fri, 30 Jun 95 11:51 EET
> From: (Ketan Lakhani)

> It also sounds naive . .

I wish I was naive! Life would so much easier, because I would
probably not be so worried about so many things... well... sigh...

> . . politics and power are a part of being human -
> and even if we rely on intellectual capacity it will still be there - you
> are presuming that power and politics are not "intelligent" or
> "brainpower" conditions of the human experience. We'll just get better and
> sharper at it.

Something I cannot accept is that politics and power, or at least
some expressions of it, are a part of being human! I don't accept
political games and manipulations, and I am very much at peace with myself
because of that. If accept manipuilations as "part of being human" then I
would have to compromise way too many times. Even in my personal life, I
have problems handling this and that might explain why I have divorced a
couple times. I believe that being human does not include manipulating
other people, or exploiting people for your own benefit. We must have
some different from other living things on this planet.

Being human too me means integrity, understanding, give and take
(not in an exploitative way), humanness, etc..


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