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Nowadays I see loads of people on LinkedIn really buying into the corporations they work for, like it's part of their identity. I've never felt the need to slavishly work on behalf of an organisation. If I work hard, it's for my own benefit.
I spent some time with a low cost carrier in England, and it felt like 1984. People really buy into the brand, most people like drones going around frantically, talking pretentious bollox, and kissing arse. Ugh it was embarrassing.

Anyhow, it made me think that nowadays we dont live in a meritocracy, and people are rewarded in how much they can regurgitate the crap they are programmed with. As an independent thinker, corporate culture and its fakeness is like kryptonite for me. However, I'll suffer through to get what I want (probably like most folk).
 

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Now how do you explain this one away corporate people?
We love the planet but!!!
Making money with a side of virtue signalling.
 

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You get this with every company, and the bigger the company the worse it is.
What people should aim for, is improving their education levels to a point (and above) that you are independent of these 'brownie creepers', and are free to move in your financial interests.

You look after 'Number One' as it is rare in the corporate world that anyone has your interest and well being at heart, and most likely just using you for their own ends. The 'brown crew' will end up flushed down the toilet anyway.

It's nothing personal, just business. ;)
 

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I never buy from the man if I can help it, I know it not in my interests to help him.
There was an interesting program a few years ago about a guy trying to drive across America without buying fuel from the man, he was trying to just buy fuel from independent fuel retailers , there were very few left.
 

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You get this with every company, and the bigger the company the worse it is.
What people should aim for, is improving their education levels to a point (and above) that you are independent of these 'brownie creepers', and are free to move in your financial interests.

You look after 'Number One' as it is rare in the corporate world that anyone has your interest and well being at heart, and most likely just using you for their own ends. The 'brown crew' will end up flushed down the toilet anyway.

It's nothing personal, just business. ;)
It is the very reason why Enlightenment era thinkers idolised the independent farmer and the 'The Noble Savage'. Jefferson was correct to state that banks and corporations were more dangerous than any standing army. Once they get a foothold in a society, their control over the lives of the citizenry is all encompassing and complete in nearly every area of human affairs from the workplace to just about everywhere else.

It is unnatural for humans to have to sit in a corporate cubicle under oppressive fluorescent lighting, staring at a computer screen all day without feeling like they have so much as a say over what the company they are working for is going to do in future. For most of our evolution, we spent our time in the great outdoors, putting in work only when needed for survival, and at that - as a part of a tribe who worked together as a team, with nobody hogging all of the credit and resources after a day's hunt the way modern corporate employers do at their employees expense.

Another issue is that no matter how one dreams about escaping it all and striking it out in the world on their own, the exact same institutions have seen to it that they subtly monopolise all of the alternative paths to the average run-of-the-mill 9-5, forty hours a week office job. I would imagine that 99% of people not only want personal independence, but the freedom to be self-sufficient and to work at something they actually enjoy doing and appeals to their creative sides.

Unfortunately for us in the here and now, these large corporate institutions not only have a monopoly on all of our lives, but their scumbag friends in the political establishment will see to it that they have the backing of the police and the military to make anybody think twice about rising up. Not to forget, it is the same interests which create censorship laws in the media which will silence anybody who dares step out of line and suggest a different way.

They are so manipulative in fact, that they have managed to convince many average workers that it is the socialists who want to rain on their parade and impoverish them. These fools then become the cheerleaders and mouthpieces for the very same corporate and government institutions who keep them living from paycheck-to-paycheck and would have them working for a euro a day if they could get away with it.
 
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Nowadays I see loads of people on LinkedIn really buying into the corporations they work for, like it's part of their identity. I've never felt the need to slavishly work on behalf of an organisation. If I work hard, it's for my own benefit.
I spent some time with a low cost carrier in England, and it felt like 1984. People really buy into the brand, most people like drones going around frantically, talking pretentious bollox, and kissing arse. Ugh it was embarrassing.

Anyhow, it made me think that nowadays we dont live in a meritocracy, and people are rewarded in how much they can regurgitate the crap they are programmed with. As an independent thinker, corporate culture and its fakeness is like kryptonite for me. However, I'll suffer through to get what I want (probably like most folk).
It's all cui Bono as in to whose benefit. Corperates are nither good or bad they simply follow the money. If it makes money they do it. If it doesent they won't. Millions will buy into it doing whatever they say to get temp freedom in the form of money which they end up spending in you guessed it another corperate. That is until the have outlived their usefulness and get made redundent. Eventually corperates will take over the world if left to. Some already have their own armies navies and air forces. Its a potent mix of fear and loathing. Personally no I don't buy into corperate culture but I do understand why ppl might
 
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It is the very reason why Enlightenment era thinkers idolised the independent farmer and the 'The Noble Savage'. Jefferson was correct to state that banks and corporations were more dangerous than any standing army. Once they get a foothold in a society, their control over the lives of the citizenry is all encompassing and complete in nearly every area of human affairs from the workplace to just about everywhere else.

It is unnatural for humans to have to sit in a corporate cubicle under oppressive fluorescent lighting, staring at a computer screen all day without feeling like they have so much as a say over what the company they are working for is going to do in future. For most of our evolution, we spent our time in the great outdoors, putting in work only when needed for survival, and at that - as a part of a tribe who worked together as a team, with nobody hogging all of the credit and resources after a day's hunt the way modern corporate employers do at their employees expense.

Another issue is that no matter how one dreams about escaping it all and striking it out in the world on their own, the exact same institutions have seen to it that they subtly monopolise all of the alternative paths to the average run-of-the-mill 9-5, forty hours a week office job. I would imagine that 99% of people not only want personal independence, but the freedom to be self-sufficient and to work at something they actually enjoy doing and appeals to their creative sides.

Unfortunately for us in the here and now, these large corporate institutions not only have a monopoly on all of our lives, but their scumbag friends in the political establishment will see to it that they have the backing of the police and the military to make anybody think twice about rising up. Not to forget, it is the same interests which create censorship laws in the media which will silence anybody who dares step out of line and suggest a different way.

They are so manipulative in fact, that they have managed to convince many average workers that it is the socialists who want to rain on their parade and impoverish them. These fools then become the cheerleaders and mouthpieces for the very same corporate and government institutions who keep them living from paycheck-to-paycheck and would have them working for a euro a day if they could get away with it.
JOB= Just over broke
 

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Sometimes I wish I wasnt resistant to propaganda. Life would be so much easier lol.

Isn't it remarkable that in "the top 60 employee engagement ideas from the experts," just paying them more money doesn't even get one mention.
 
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