I love it how empowerment is being commercialized through "the lie of leadership". Like "individuality" before it, it's being packaged, dolled-up, re-processed, promoted and available at the right price. While the irony of "individuality" was that while following the urge and advice from everywhere to be a unique individual, you just ended up looking like someone else, one of exactly like others of a group (or someone touted as a model of individuality), the "lie of leadership" plays up the old "youth before age" schism as the drive to be a leader, eschewing experience for cookie cutter slogans and pop-philosophy.
No more clearer is this exemplified in the TV series Silicon Valley. Being from the industry, the caricatures are painfully accurate, Dilbert-esque and enough for me to stop watching (let's face it, we watch TV to get away from reality, not have it thrown in the face). But in the tunnel-vision of "leadership&quo…
Why is it the more we crave, the less content we feel? Everywhere around us, everything tells us to ask for more, aim higher and get more stuff. But does stuff actually fills that hole? Or does it just make it feel deeper, more space to stuff things in.
If fulfillment is what we seek, maybe we should do the logical thing. What is shorter than a straight line between two points? A shorter line. So maybe we should stop along the way to that second point. Make more points. Make a shorter line. In short, want less. If we want less, it's likely we can get what we want sooner. Be satisfied sooner. Fulfilled earlier.
And because we are human, we will want more later. Another point along they way. And another. And another. till we reach the other point.
You can look at life from a variety of ways. Some people call them rose-colored lenses. Others call it shades of blue.
Since how we see life affects how we feel and make others around us feel, our view of life is basically how other people see us. They see what we do to what we see. They see what we do with the world around us. And they decide how to engage us based on this.
Even if all you see are problems, what you do next is what others see you as. If all you do is complain and whine about the problems, then you make the people around you miserable. If all you do is point out the problems and blame others for it, you will drive the people around you away.
But if you try to solve the problems you see and if you help others who are facing problems, then you make the world around you better.