Thursday, September 07, 2017

Systems People

Systems are flawed. People are flawed.
Systems make mistakes. People make mistakes.

It is important for both sides to realize that.

A danger of a system is that it can be too cold and impersonal. Let's take that as a given.

But a danger faced by people may be far worse. The conduct of the system can make it too tempting for individuals to claim victimhood instead of seriously working to avoid becoming a victim. 

If a dysfunctional system doesn't completely chew up a person it may indirectly encourage the victim to chew up what remains.

Martyrdom can be enticing. 

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