Friday, May 29, 2009
Be wary of truth-sayers (even the one writing this). Although we are constantly in search of truth, the truth is that any real deep meaningful truth that may exist is likely beyond our capacity of comprehension. Anything we may believe to be true is highly subjective. Therefore we must be vigilant. We should never fall prey to comfortable “truths”. Truth is not revealed by the majority. Truth is not revealed through the beliefs of our ancestors or the values of the society around us. We must constantly question and re-evaluate that which we believe to be true and be humble enough to admit that although we may hold a truth to be true that truth is at best a victim of our perceptions.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Behaviour in all organisations is steered by a system of formal and/or informal rules and values. In the event that a conflict arises between a rule and a value we should always opt in favor of the value. Rules are made to help us, when they don't help us we can ignore them!