It’s Not About You: wisdom for the new [old] culture


It’s not a new message but a timely reminder for those embarking upon a journey in business-life. The “joy” of working and achieving interdependently is still an anachronism to those trapped by the prevailing culture but THEY are the one’s out of step with the natural way of things…and who have brought us to this point of socio-economic collapse!

Extract from an article I did in 2009: INSTITUTION + INDEPENDENCE = RELIANCE (DEPENDENCE)

It is “they” that need to change and by demonstrating what can be achieved by understanding that every system, particularly the most complex varieties, performs better when they work INTERDEPENDENTLY and will deliver benefits far beyond the mere “task in hand”.

To fail to do so is to fail to capitalise upon the unprecedented and often unseen, inter-connectedness that underpins every aspect of our lives: adding to the finite amount of complexity that a system and connected systems can sustain.

Fulfilment is a byproduct of how people engage their tasks, and can’t be pursued directly. Most of us are egotistical and most are self-concerned most of the time, but it’s nonetheless true that life comes to a point only in those moments when the self dissolves into some task. The purpose in life is not to find yourself. It’s to lose yourself.

via It’s Not About You – NYTimes.com.

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