I expected, as I approached the corporate world, to enter a brisk, logical, nonsense-free zone, almost like the military – or a disciplined, up-to-date military anyway – in its focus on concrete results. How else would companies survive fierce competition? But what I encountered was a culture riven with assumptions unrelated to those that underlie the fact- and logic-based worlds of, say science and journalism – a culture addicted to untested habits, paralyzed by conformity, and shot through with magical thinking.
Urging an organization to be inclusive is not an attack. It’s progress.
I believe the universe wants to be noticed. I think the universe is improbably biased toward the consciousness, that it rewards intelligence in part because the universe enjoys its elegance being observed.
Be very careful when you judge another human being. Do not measure anybody strictly based on the bad you see in them and ignore all the good. Be wary of any man who intentionally ignores another man’s record of deeds or work history simply to impose their own agenda. Such a man’s judgment lacks merit and should be disregarded immediately. Without a conscience, there is no truth in them.
Truth’s nakedness is not concerned with whom it strikes – painfully, or with pleasure; responding appropriately to its ingenuous temperament, however, rewards perceptions of unbiased transparency.
I’ve fought for religious freedom and I can tell you that anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bills aren’t it.
What does religious freedom mean if we would use it as a cover for hate and privilege?