Saturday, March 23, 2013

Improving the society - a couple of thoughts

I wonder how many of the people who say "I want to improve the society" realize that this is just a very polite way to say "I want power"?

I also wonder about the people who expect their employers (lovers, friends, organizations, whatever) to want to improve the society. At what point do they actually try to find out whether there exists any consensus as to what does or does not constitute an improvement?

1 comment:

Mikko Parviainen said...

Of course the thinking behind this is probably, consciously or sub-consciously, "what is good for me is good for the society".

Which might or might not be true, but I'd wager seldom is.