Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
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Balance -

 

In Stephen S. Hall's book Wisdom, he points out that narcissistic CEO's may have contributed to the financial panic.   This shift to the narcissistic CEO began with Lee Iacocca and his autobiography.  

Before that, CEO's were not public figures.  I see that shift to a narcissistic head as why the salaries of CEO's are now so out of proportion to earnings of a company. 

Contrast the buffoons in the news lately, and their exorbitant salaries and bonuses that they somehow think they earn, to Gandhi.


Gandhi:

“Has an ocean drop an individuality of its own as apart from the ocean?”

"Interdependence is and ought to be as much the idea of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being. Without inter-relation with society he cannot realize his oneness with the universe or suppress his egotism. … Dependence on society teaches him the lesson of humanity.”


That is lost when one person sets themselves above others, above all that supports.  It is like a quarterback saying he won the game on his own.  


Mohandas Gandhi: Nations are sustained neither by wealth nor by armies, but by righteousness alone. It is the duty of man to bear this truth in mind and practice altruism, which is the highest form of morality.
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