The Great Impertinence (or Belief in God – Rooted in the Past or Evolving into the future?)
This positive and most readable article has been written in an attempt to come to terms with the fact that Western Society is becoming more and more secular in the 21st Century (AD). The Author, Philip Norris wants to spark a newdebate on why this might be. Is this the new “ignorance” borne along by lack of time and many distractions in our societies that has critically eroded our traditional beliefs; bethey be Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Buddhism or Hindu.
This is not a religioustract so please don’t switch off at this point; this israther your way of putting your religious beliefs into a modern perspective that will hopefully endure far into the future. Read on
“Never compete with your master, because that is disrespect to him! You are your only rival, you compete with yourself, go beyond yourself.”
Mehmet Murat Ildan Born 1965 Turkish Playwright, Novelist & Thinker
The above quotation illustrates something that is fast disappearing in modern business - that is genuine competence and respect. With so much information available, the question has been posed: “Is Google making us stupid?” Genuine competence not only comes from education and training, but also from experience. Modern youth would do better to remember, that one learns form one’s mistakes and this only comes from experience over years. So respect your elders - they may well have an easy answer to a business problem.