I don't want to dismiss individual accountability but the invisible culprit is often a system. ~ Most large organizations tolerate people who should have been fired years ago. ~ You rarely find a well-informed oral board. ~ Overpay a dunce and demoralize a team. ~ We need to check our calendars as much as we check our watches. ~ Elementary schools should resume teaching industrial arts and home economics. ~ Isolation, not connection, is the ultimate effect of social media. ~ In the not-so-distant past, people were ashamed of double-standards. ~ Sophisticated people embrace some very unsophisticated beliefs. ~ The French and the Germans have coined some great words for unusual events and conditions but I'm not sure if they've been able to keep up. ~ Job applications should have a fill-in-the-blank section labeled "Stomach Punches." ~ Rest assured that when the world ends, millions of people will be taking selfies. ~ A good question to ask - silently - is "So what?" ~ Many people seem to believe that popular support is gained via insults. ~ ~ Life is a forest and you must be prepared to meet a bear. ~ People are bundles of good and bad experiences, most of which have nothing to do with you. ~ Career counselors should be required to attend high school reunions.
[An earlier collection of Random Thoughts.]