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Elitism and Arrogance

Some years ago a senior manager, talking to a group of incoming employees, made a fascinating observation. Our organization, he told the newbies, really is a lot better than other places: smarter people, more resources, tougher problems, the most important customers, etc. We're the elite. But we mustn't be arrogant about it. It's our duty to work harder, and accept the fact that we won't receive public credit for all that we do. Get used to it!

And of course, compared to almost everyone throughout history and around the globe today, anybody who's reading these words is a member of a tiny elite minority — relatively wealthy, powerful, educated, ...

(cf. NoGlory (2000-01-11), ThankGoodness (2002-12-25), ...) - ^z - 2011-09-01