fullupandslowingdown wrote:My observation is that there is a breed of criminal thug who drives as if he owns the road (but avoids paying tax when he can), steals when there's no consequences, litters because he knows no one will dare to stop him and has negative attitudes to women, different races, disabilities, classical music, socialists, tree huggers and anyone else who isn't "like" him. This creature of the sewers unfortunately isn't unique. And worse, there are many who are on the same sliding scale of anti-social attitudinal behavior.
I place some of the blame on "the media" - the so called reality TV celebrities who are about as far as they can be from having any real talent are pushed to the forefront. Then you have corporations who's morals are sometimes questionable. I have worked for large companies who actively promote those who shout the loudest, have limited people-skills and are are happy to trample over everyone else - The sort of people who say on their CV "I am a driven person" - let's translate that into "aggressive self-promoting narcissist". My experience of these companies is that there are some managers who are excellent, but a lot of the rational, thoughtful (maybe sometimes described as 'quiet') ones are cast aside. One CEO made us all gasp for breath when his main statement during a speech was "I want to snatch the money out of the Customers' wallet"