Saturday Afternoon: The Problem With "Nice"
Dec. 7, 2013
Why “nice” is a weak concept among people in the desperate situation we are in. It allows questionable persons, events and organizations to pass unremarked upon because “it wouldn’t be nice” to point out their less than confidence-building behavior. There are many, many like this and they don’t want people noticing, so they rush to the defense of one-like-themselves who is being “investigated.”
Carolyn points out that Adolf Hitler did not believe in “nice,” but he spoke of the importance of selecting the right people who had the courage to make decisions, not for the benefit of an individual, but for the benefit of the whole. At that time, he did the first selecting, so it worked. Today, we don’t have someone with his enormous talent and courage, but we could look to him as a model. Special topics covered:
- John Friend and his emails: Carolyn responds to JF’s blog post
- The fallacy of thinking everyone is working for the same goal
- Adolf Hiter’s Platterhof Speech: How significant is it?