Decorum: (adj) dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
Underlings always consider rules to be unnecessary.
Those in middle management view rules as a way to lord it over the underlings.
And the actual managers of any endeavor consider rules the best way to avoid chaos.
Yet the question should be asked, how much decorum is necessary to keep us from falling into a great pit of meaningless activity?
How many restrictions are required to restrict us enough so that we don’t do stupid things?
How much freedom can be allotted to a person who spends all of his time doing nothing but screaming for freedom?
What does a human being need and what causes a human being to become needy?
I think it all revolves around the word invested.
If I have nothing invested in a project or a blessing waiting for me in the outcome, it will be difficult to convince me to maintain decorum or hit the marks just right in order to top dogs.
One of the worst things we can do for human beings is tell them that their part is not that important, and the result has nothing to do with their contribution.
It seems comical to me that the people who make the least amount of money actually touch our lives the most.
- People who make fast food
- Grocery store clerks
- Those who handle produce
- And even individuals who are in charge of driving here and there and are given “Uber” responsibility with minimal reward.
It would be intelligent to pay those who could poison us with more coins, and even more appreciation.
But instead, we ask for decorum without offering much incentive.
If you come and join me in a project, I will make sure you’re invested.
I will let you know how intricate you are to the workings, and it will be true instead of just a bunch of hype.
Because if I don’t need people to work, I don’t hire them. And if I do need them to work, I treasure them.
Don’t ask a human being to toe a line and maintain decorum unless at the end of that toe-job, there is an obvious prize.