Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mission Statements, Handbooks, and Trickle Down Oppression

Its amazing how quickly and vigorously a company can crush personal initiative. Such a hidden eagerness to take and take and reduce until the only reason you are there is that the pay is barely more useful to your life than the job is harmful - such eagerness is psychopathically self damaging. Some people barely care coming into the job but some people care by nature. These people take longer to flatten out and deflate. These people must be beaten and reduced multiple times before they give up, before they are reduced to surviving their days. When the company succeeds in this, as they always do, they have exhibited a broken behavior indicative of corporate governance of its employees.

I can't believe we still work within corporate structures. This is an awful way to govern our efforts.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Him:  "We are forging new traditions here.  Every day the hammer of our collective will beats the iron of our people into a new shape.  We represent that will.  We are the intent behind the blows, and the state is the force reshaping the iron."

Her:  "I thought we were having fun."

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

We are mortal
and our lives are short.

We have too little time
to make enough mistakes
to adequately learn from.
We simply need more time to fail,
more freedom for wrong decisions, and
more trust to waste on pride.
Or we must supplement our lack
by learning from the mistakes of others.
We must study history so our brevity
becomes a bit less redundant,
a bit less pathetic.
We must study our personal histories
so we are not doomed to repeat ourselves.
We must study ancient and modern history
so we are not doomed to repeat others.
We are limited by our brief lives
but we can learn from our own experience
and we can learn even more from the brief lives
stacked up beneath our feet.

We are mortal
and our lives are short
but we need not be
limited by this.