Will Sr. Managers Change? LO7628

jack hirschfeld (jack@his.com)
Mon, 27 May 1996 10:31:12 -0400

Replying to LO7622 --

Michael McMaster declares:
>Experience tells me that people can't be counted on "to do the right
>thing because it is the right thing". But then, I think that's
>because my "right thing" and your "right thing" and their "right
>thing" are all different.

This "because" denies the existence of evil in the world. My experience
tells me something else as well, namely that many people can't be "counted
on to do the right thing" because they think people who do the right thing
are stupid, or enslaved.

Michael continues:

>People can be counted on to do what makes sense to them. And what
>makes sense to them will have a great deal to do with the systems
>they find themselves in.

Both Michael and John Woods seem to me to be in denial regarding large
numbers of people who believe they understand the systems they find
themselves in, have determined them to be senseless, and feel powerless
(or are unwilling for other reasons) to change the nonsensical world they
live in.


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