Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Child's Play

It is possible to pretend that a manager will suddenly change abusive mannerisms or that a dysfunctional team will somehow begin to click. We may hope that a person's medicocre record is not indicative of how he or she will perform in the future and may even declare that experience, despite all evidence to the contrary, is not that important. We can tell ourselves stories of times when the miraculous transpired and human proclivities for aggression, greed, and prejudice were banished by the sincere repetition of idealistic slogans.

But we should not do so if we are adults.

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