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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Beginning of the End of Hierarchies

After spending much energy railing against marketers and their endless pursuit of advancing up the hierarchy, Dave Rogers came to the insightful conclusion that trying to prove yourself right and another wrong is also a form of competition in a hierarchy.

I agree with Dave, competition in hierarchies is not the smart way to go. However in the fast paced, got-no-time world of blogging, it's unlikely that many people will take the time to see the deficiencies in the hierarchical world in which we imprison ourselves.

Tonight is Yom Kippur and many Jews around the world will spend somewhere on the order of 14 hours of the next 24 hours praying, regretting their mistakes and confessing to God. When it's just you and God, there is no deception, no confusion, no hierarchies - it's just a fragile human being, committed to improvement - asking God for help. It's an opportunity to achieve a glimmer of clarity and stop the never ending pursuit of ladder climbing. Here's a prayer for a world of true cooperation and caring.