An organization’s culture is its ego. Since ego is utterly obdurate, well-intended efforts to change the culture go nowhere. Whistleblowers are professionally slain while conformity is elevated to a virtue and called loyalty.
To be wild is to be self-determined—unfettered, beyond control or restraint. Men will say it in different ways but they want to be free. The question is, “How do I re-wild myself?”
“In wildness is the preservation of the World.”
When a man says, “I think,” that’s typically not what is happening. It’s more likely that he is being thought, that the culture is cuing him up and telling him what to say.
In abnormal times, normalcy marks the oddball.
“In a world of fugitives, the person taking the opposite direction will appear to run away.”
We drink the Kool Aid when our first fealty is not to ourselves.