Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Emperor has no clothes

I love this quote (but can't remember which book I got it out of) . It kind of makes me laugh but there is a dagger in there that we need to be mindful of.

"One question that interests me is what became of the child who revealed the emperor was naked ?
Did he or she get rewarded and become a national hero?
Did his or her actions become forgotten as the empire continued to act in naked and brutal ways, and the hustlers and advisers profited from the stupidity system ?
Did the child give up, internalise the norms of stupidity and sustain blows to his or her sense of self-worth ?"

Mmmmmmmm. Let's hope for the rewards.

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