Practical exercises in the Essentialities LO28203

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 04/11/02

Replying to LO28185 --

Dear Organlearners,

Terje Tonsberg <> writes:

>Don Dwiggins said:
>>Question: which were the primary essentialities
>>that were impaired within Enron to allow things
>>to get as bad as they did?
>My comment:
>I think one has to go beyond the state of mind of Enron
>officials. Enron is part of a much larger system: the stock

Greetings dear Terje,

Yes, and that stock market is part of the US economy while the latter is
part of the global economy. Were the Enron officials not aware of this?

>This is a system of ownership distribution that
>encourages people to buy things they know little
>or nothing of in order to make money. As much
>money as possible as soon as possible. (snip)

I wonder if anyone can say it more powerful?

Aha, now you have let the cat out of the bag. Is it wholeness or is it

I have not thought much about it, but I think there are principally
four ways in which a person can use money:
* investing it in money making system (bank, stock market)
* spending it on possesions to make one's life more luxurious
* investing it in a self-managed, self-employed enterprise
* give it to the poor to relieve some of their needs.
This list has a curious ordering. Going down the list less money will
be left over, but more spiritual worth will be gained. Encouraging
people to follow one of the four blindly without pointing out that
there are three others choices telling about its identity, is for me a
sure sign of impaired sureness.

>No long term strategy "excuses" accepted. This
>again pushes window dressing and short term
>thinking in management. It is the concept of the
>stock market itself that is the problem. It
>encourages a "me now" mentality at all levels.

I cannot help but to see in this part an impaired sureness ("identity-
context"). Tell me if I am wrong. I think of picture of some model posing
on the beach. But actually the picture of the model was taken in a studio
and then fitted into another picture taken of the beach. We are told with
this picture that the identity of the person's experience is related to
the beach. But actually we are fooled into it by changing the context of
the model from that of the studio to that of the beach. This seamless
altering of sureness (especially with computer programs) has become the
most important job in the magazine industry.

With care and best wishes


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