Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Strong and safe
The stronger, the wiser and the more skilled you are and the better position you have, the better you will do in life, so it makes sense to take these things as your values, as your goals. Here position is a complex thing: it means a good position for just you but if somebody else does a better job in safeguarding your own good, a good position for yourself means that they get better positions in the hierargy than you, your own good demands that they are higher than you. This way you can be both under the rule of others and safer than you could be on your own. Generally all kinds of allegiancies are based on this logic: people who are good at caring for the group are beneficial choices for leadership positions.