Training Videos

It seems that no one now welcomes new employees and tells them about the company or the job; instead, they make them sit before a screen and watch a “training video”. Perhaps all our childrearing could be done on this principle too? After all, child-rearing has always been about telling the offspring what to do and what not to do; heaven forfend that the parents should have to set an example.

Some people tell you what they think would be right for you to do. Others tell you “what I would do”, with a rolling-thunder emphasis on the first person. Can it be that they don’t see any difference? Not because they take such care to do what is right, but because “right” is the name for whatever they have just done?

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 12:20 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink

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  1. Written by Ghost in the Machine
    on March 21, 2010 at 11:11

    “…heaven forfend that the parents should have to set an example.”

    Oh, but they do!

    That is why patterns tend to repeat themselves through generations. This of course applies to mundane things as well. Daddy may lecture all he likes about speed limits and obeying traffic signs, but when he floors the accellerator and passes three cars so that oncoming traffic has to swerve out of the way, shaking his fist at the “idiot” who is driving too slow – then he is being the consummate teacher: “This is how you drive a car.”

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