You encourage what you tolerate
My boss went to a managers meeting, one of an endless series of meetings, and came back with a slogan that he fell in love with. ‘You encourage what you tolerate’. Like all managers, I feel like calling them ‘pampers’ sometimes. You know, full of crap and always on your ass. And at first, I resisted this, what I call, bumper sticker slogan. One of an endless list of slogans meant to make you better or faster or more efficient for the company. But after my initial ‘resistance’, I started thinking about it in real life circumstances. We really do encourage what we tolerate.
Look at what is happening in America today. For decades, the silent majority has tolerated the far lefts constant attacks on what is the bedrock of American society. Freedom, individual freedom. The Constitution of the United States of America, the basis of our individual freedom, is the ultimate law of the land. It restricts our government, not the individual. But we, the people have tolerated poor education, poor management and poor civics. Every generation tolerates more and more hatred from those that want to destroy America. The silent majority has become irrelevant. Since we, the silent majority has tolerated the sick and twisted agents of destruction, we have encouraged their actions. And because we continue to tolerate it, like a cancer, it grows. As it grows, it becomes harder to manage and their actions become even more tolerated which feeds the cancer called socialism.
So, I hate to have to admit it when my manager, the Napoleon Bonapart of business, is right so don’t tell him I said this, but, yes, we do indeed encourage what we tolerate. So how much more will the silent majority tolerate before we stop encouraging the continued destruction of our society?