Thursday, January 17, 2013

No Longer A Victim!

Once I understood the history and reasoning of fear the Industrial Age uses to control and leverage the common man; life has become less stressful. I no longer feel like a victim or sacrificial guinea pig. The tactics that once wrecked my day are just a speed bump in my rearview mirror. The power, I once allowed to rule my thoughts, decisions and health (while constantly wondering: “Why would you do that to someone”); no longer terrorizes my life.

In a world of profound technical advancement, it boggles the mind how organizations perpetuate terror through fear without the realization of human feelings or thought of an objective view. Organizations operating in the Industrial Age believe their purpose negates everyone and everything in relevance to their own agenda. Power corrupts from within and slowly those organizations are dying. The idea that “we will get whatever we want” doesn’t resonate nearly with as much value today.
We’ve been surrounded by this machine-type presence all of our lives. The Internet has made us aware of the ‘dirty deals’, ‘golden parachutes’, and lobbying to maintain power. The Internet is the voice of transparency in a cluttered world. We no longer have to wait for the newspaper to arrive or the 6 o’clock news.
The voice of the people is easily spread through real-time tweets, Facebook and instant messaging anywhere in the world. This has given the leverage back to the people. Public opinion has the ability to go ‘viral’ and bring a company to its knees overnight.
Why would organizations create a toxic work environment as business model?
·        It’s profitable.

·        They can.

·        It’s been this way for years.

·        They know no other way.
Those businesses enthralled deep into the Industrial Age are clutching their fists in an attempt to hang-on to the last dance. The barbaric/Neanderthal use of fear to captivate their employees is all that remains to justify their worth, power and control. The very system that told us to be flexible, accept change and be open to new ideas; is unable to adapt!
 Ironic- isn’t it?

Until We Meet Again,
 Jim Carver
Author: The Legacy of David A. Wells- The Lexington High School “Band of Gold”
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  1. Ironic it is, but typical. Much like those who fight for equal rights are most likely to demand exclusive rights and those who demand tolerance have no tolerance for other peoples beliefs. It makes you wonder what is it that these folks really want. Power? Security? To be important?
    In all actuality, they missed the target entirely. In order to be great, you must become a servant.

    1. Yes it is. It's like they wrote the book to miss the target. Keep up the great work Mary! Thank you, Jim

  2. Powerful observations and reflections! I am thankful that, largely by our ability to share our voices en masse through technology, we are no longer victims to the Industrial Age tactics. Always I am blessed in reading your posts! You have a wealth of experience and insight. Thank you, and God bless you, Jim!

    1. I am humbled by your kindness Caroline. Thank you!