No. 511 – February 12, 2023
Timeless ideas and insights for life.
Why Intervention Often Leads to Worse Outcomes:
“The key lesson here is that if we are to intervene, we need a solid idea of not only the benefits of our interventions but also the harm we may cause—the second and subsequent order consequences. Otherwise, how will we know when, despite our best intentions, we cause more harm than we do good?”
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”
― Atticus Finch
What if you could change how your company operates, even if you’re not the CEO? Aaron Dignan believes it’s possible. In this episode, he offers a wealth of insights into how organizations are run, the perils of stagnant bureaucracy, and all the various hurdles keeping us from doing our best work.
Rich people have money. Wealthy people have time.
Why Success Doesn’t Lead to Satisfaction:
“The insatiable goals to acquire more, succeed conspicuously, and be as attractive as possible lead us to objectify one another, and even ourselves. When people see themselves as little more than their attractive bodies, jobs, or bank accounts, it brings great suffering…You become a heartless taskmaster to yourself, seeing yourself as nothing more than Homo economicus. Love and fun are sacrificed for another day of work, in search of a positive internal answer to the question Am I successful yet? We become cardboard cutouts of real people.”
P.S. The word of the day.