ya know dt we have a problem in wonderland..
isnt that what youve been writing about all this time..
well yeah..but ive been working at the root of the problem..
youre going to name names..
no..i mean the philosophical root..
other than your observation that a lot of the men in wonderland are wusses..to be polite..
its the difference between responsibility and accountability..here read what i found..
Responsibility and accountability are often used interchangeably, we believe there is an important, fundamental difference between the two. Responsibility may be bestowed, but accountability must be taken. In other words, responsibility can be given or received, even assumed, but that doesn’t automatically guarantee that personal accountability will be taken. Which means that it’s possible to bear responsibility for something or someone but still lack accountability. When people take accountability for results, not just doing their jobs, they take ownership for making sure the ball does not get dropped.
The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch.
hardly anyone in wonderland wants to be accountable for anything..they wont make decisions..they want to tell everyone how something should be done or criticize what has been done..but ask for a decision..oh not me..
i hate the new lobby..
i hate the art..
i hate the landscaping..
oh and they will sign up for every and any committee you put on the bulletin board..but ask for a vote..a decision..oh not me..
and then when we take on something ourselves and it doesnt go right..
like the pool overrun..
someone elses fault..no accountability..
do you want to elaborate..
no..thats a blog for another day..i just think its time for accountability..
Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient and taking orders is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one’s own need to think.
who said that..