I think I skimmed through that book once...don't remember the title but I
thought the comparisons that the author made to corporations acting with
sociopathic tendencies was extremely accurate! If it was the same book that
thinking of, there was also some chapters referring to the typical individuals
that corporations need to run their 'machines'. They actually require people
who 'don't think for themselves' and who can 'easily take and follow orders'
and 'are highly trainable'. In our society, these are highly regarded
values that we are indoctrinated with through our patriarchal institutions
(church, state & family) from birth. The book referred to people who "did
into the corporate mold" trainable mentality as more than likely creative and
highly intelligent people who tend to be motivated by their own inner
values, rather than values imposed upon them. They are usually people who
for themselves, who question the status quo and who stand up for what they
believe. While we tend to see these individuals as 'troublemakers',
'rebellious', 'uncooperative' and 'difficult', it actually depends upon which
system you are looking to serve and/or whose perspective you are looking at
Why I remember this so well is because I was one of the people who could
never fit in in the corporate mentality! And for a long time, I felt a
'failure' about this, as so many of us do. However, as I got older and did
success in more humane types of work, I realized that the reason for this was
just exactly that...I simply could not be a 'robot' or a 'lemming' making
'widgets' with no purpose or dignity. I had to do something with purpose and
to feel meaningful and good about what I was doing. Corporations certainly
don't offer this. You MUST BE impersonal. I was too personal to work in
corporations and this was actually GOOD! So it really was NOT a failure in
myself, but rather, a society that failed itself. And it's still failing.
only wisdom I now have about it all is that whatever it is that has happened
and is happening, it's all unfolding as it's meant to be. I believe things
will come around full circle somehow. Or they will just come around as they
are supposed to. Somehow, there is infinite wisdom in this universe despite
mankind's will to mess with it! Mankind is no match for it and is actually a
part of it. So it's all meant to be. But I digress...
Corporations are most definitely 'sociopathic' and need 'mindless lemmings'
to run. Thank you for reminding me about that book! I do wish I could
remember the name.
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