Organisations are different from individuals. The moment two individuals get together and organise themselves into one unit, say a family; each individual loses something which is given to the unit. In hunter gatherer societies, it was necessary and efficient to join hands to get food security.
As they started off, each organisation was created to serve human needs. An individual was willing to forgo some of his individuality to get better returns. As history progressed, the organisations started getting bigger and stronger. The individual now had to part with more and more of his individuality.
Life is all about give and take. For every piece of extra security, the individual gave a bit of his freedom.
In any cycle there is a range of optimum level where one gets a good mix of two alternatives. Here the two ends of the pendulum have freedom on one side and security on the other. As one moves towards security, one loses freedom and vice versa. Each person makes his place somewhere along this pendulum path with his own mix of this much security and this much freedom.
As history progressed, organisations started developing their own personalities. They consisted of individual humans, but these humans had to convert themselves into a rank or a position from their own personalities. Organisations insisted that one dissolves individual personality and assume the one ordained by the system.
By definition, organisations will always be against individuals.
The need for security will always create the need for organisations.
Once the organisations developed their own personalities, they started creating the need for their raison d'être. They created more and more need for security. Fear is the key.
The situation has now reached a stage where the fear has reached such proportions that organisations have made humans subservient rather than them serving humans.
We don’t have to look for aliens. They are amongst us.
The organisations we created to serve us have become the monster aliens.
Restrictions are increasing, CCTV surveillance, Gated communities, Id cards…
Where does one go from here?
We need to pause. We need to review. We need to rethink.
But will it be possible?
Our minds have been overpowered so much, that it seems well nigh impossible for us to think independently.
As always. there will be some of us who will rise above their fears. Others will continue harping on the greatness of the organisations.
It is necessary that organisations are kept at a level that they serve us instead of us serving them.THINK