Since the earliest days of our evolution on the savanna, our visual and aural senses have been attuned to ignore content.
A striking feature of Wells’ book is the way in which he prefigured ‘cancel culture’ in the thinking of his fictional social scientist.
In the vast ignorance of a society absent of sceptical enquiry, evil festers and spreads, like the coming of night, and all foul things come forth.
While many will cheer and even demand over correction, given the ‘historical injustice,’ many questions remain unanswered.
For the ancients, doubting was the end of a lifelong quest for truth. For moderns, it has become the beginning rather than end of speculation.
Pushing back on unorthodox views has given rise to ‘wrongspeak,’ ‘the things we believe to be true but cannot say,’ creating a Media Archipelago.
Though it is not clear if this is the poet or the urn speaking, what is clear is that the passage seeks to transcend visual value.
The past, which comes flooding in, transports us to a moment which is both frozen in time and animated by our thinking. ‘Oh, the humanity!’
In ‘No one is to blame for misbehaviour’, I made reference to George Herbert Mead’s ‘I’ and ‘Me.’ But what did he mean by them and what are their implications for the practice of management?
Variability in people leads to variability in the anticipated behaviour. In this context there is always a degree of unpredictability in behaviour.