Dissent of the day
I’ve Got an idea. If you want it done right and you are the only one that can do it right and you have all the right ideas quit being a back seat driver and sacrifice everything like many of my friends in this business have done and get your several friends on this board and start your quartet.Quit being bitter at what everyone else is doing and you go it better.Get in the game and join the team. Then we can have you as our model to do things right for this industry. You my friend are obviously the genius and the rest of us are just plain dumb! That will give us all a chance to write about you and the great deal you have sacrificed to make this industry better.Sell your home, mortgage your house, get your bus, forfeit your kids education, make Mama worry about if the paycheck will be there next week, sacrifice till you can’t sacrifice anymore, then only then can you tell us how to do it.
I hear a version of this argument pretty often, and I get how people can think like this. But what’s striking is how this kind of response makes no effort to explain why something that looks sloppy to someone like me actually isn’t. Instead it’s just blunt-force solipsism: it’s good if the people doing it say so. But how is this is not a defense of mediocrity? I’m actually asking.Email this Post