I Think, Therefore We Have Nothing In Common
I LOVE this shirt. Sadly, it resonates with my Adventist experience.
I’m not an Adventist careerist, so I have a mind of my own. The careerists hate that. So do the institutionalists.
The careerists succumb to the hive-mind in order to climb the corporate ladder. They can’t have a mind of their own if they want to make it to the top. If they did, they simply wouldn’t get promoted or elected. That’s not what they want. And if they can’t have a mind of their own, I think they resent anyone who does.
The institutionalists (often the careerists and the institutionalists are one and the same, although plenty of lay Adventists—okay most—are institutionalists) can’t stand the idea of change. And thinking leads to change. Opinions lead to change. In their minds, change is dangerous.
Both the careerists and the institutionalists utterly disdain people who question mediocrity.
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