We all hate it, don’t we
This is how the rules are
I am just following the system
I can’t help you. The right person is sitting there in that corner
We are like this only
Sorry ma’am. I understand but I can’t help
No you don’t understand
And yes you can help
But it’s not your fault. You have been trained to follow a system. A rule book. An instruction manual. One that offers an annual promotion and a stable career.
Here is the deal about Bureaucracy
It’s most prevalent not in institutions, rather individuals
I am like this only
This is who I am and don’t expect me to change
I have done this the same way all along
Don’t try to change me. Accept me the way I am.
If we hate the first form of it – how come we are all so comfortable dealing with it in our selves?
10 years back, I was the most stuck up guy I have even known.
An image of myself that I imposed on myself everyday
A misplaced sense of self righteousness
An unnecessary definition of right and wrong. Of dos and don’ts.
And the (now unbelievable) urge to resist changing my own self
Only once I let go, did I begin to discover who I was.
And who I could be.
And I began to like the idea of a better me. At least the path towards it.
Kill the bureaucracy within. The most dangerous people are those that sit and do not wish to change.