Speak up

I grew up in a really conservative household. My silence and obedience were praised higher than my voice and my constant inquiries about whatever surrounded not only my life in the country but the confortability of my reality. Asking why or why not was frowned upon and voicing protests and opinions was punished. Unsurprisingly though, I have developed a passion for not only defending what is right and virtuous, but also for finding out what should be done to make the world a better place for everyone who inhabits it.

I want to invite you to speak out, to criticise, to develop an opinion, to propose and build new manners of understanding what surronds you. I want to invite you to ask questions, to wonder and to be curious. The world is big, interesting and full of wonderful things to see, do and be done in the future.

Round two: the boss is the boss even if he is a bad boss.

People tend to tell me I am not in the right of things when it comes to complaining about bosses and their (apparent) incompetency to perform and deliver. I guess that part of it comes from the fact that I am a (again) 20 something smart ass who people tend to think is either pessimistic or cocky just due to being candid enough to tell people once, twice and maybe three times when they are going to fuck something up. Only up to three times (in the end ‘god’ created them with free will towards making the same stupid mistakes). After almost three years working in various companies, with co workers who had levels of competence higher than most of my bosses, and in which just a few of my direct superiors I can say have remarkable abilities to lead a company, I am sick of listening to that old adagio Spanish speaking countries have (which my mum repeats to me more often than not): “the boss is the boss even if he is a bad one.” She reminds me of this whenever I complain about a mistake and a decision that could have been done better and that in turn would have not jeopardised the stability and sustainability of the company….but again “I am just a cocky smart ass.”
For fucks sake. I mean, whenever I have ran a project or when I eventually set up my company a culture of dissent and honesty will be the cornerstone of my culture, not one of fear and repression. If there are better ways to do things and we can liase to do that, I hope people tell me and we do. I don’t hope they repress and let me get my enterprise bankrupt just for the fear of speaking out and because of me being just a jack(ass) of all trades…
Meh. Long long week. Will keep this updated.
(I am also starting to read Letters to a Young Contrarian this week, so let’s see how this affects my writing).

We are being taken a piss at

For various reasons, and after thoughtful discussion with friends, I must say that if god does exist with the current state of affairs he must be taking a piss at us. The way our society is  degenerating and the lack of success of progressive liberalism in making the world a better place in a peaceful and generalised manner literally is a joke. The way we have stopped developing deep felt rapport between one another and therefore have self indulged in shallow and context based human interactions rather than developing long term resilient and resistant relationships, not only is clearly seen in the constant (over)development of apps and products that only look to force human interaction, therefore just destroying the overall development of human connection. Oh well: fuck! I seriously think we are being taken a piss at.

Following it up, I sometimes wonder what led us to believe and behave in this way and I for sure can say that the over and open generalisation and acceptance of ignorance, stupidity and laziness in our day to day life has played a significant role in triggering the current state of affairs. Things as small as using the right spelling when interacting through means of correspondence and finishing books to in order to enjoy the gratification of finding out what happened with our beloved characters have ceased to exist due to technological mechanisms that have made our “lives” easier¬† (and just the thought of thinking about the beauty of reciprocity that is placed in the name of the communication medium makes me sad to think about all the notifications we get every day when we are left unanswered in “read conversations”).

Oh fuck. I will kill it here. I am 20 something and I feel like the thought of the world going to a world war again is daunting and fearsome. It makes me want to fight it and commit to avoid letting them ruin our future, rather than me ruining my future (although I cannot say either that my plans always work out).

 

(disclaimer: just like I tend to do in every post of this kind: I am not fucking perfect either. I am just a “self entitled liberal” who is feeling things could (definitely) be better).