Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Corruption is Everywhere

cor·rup·tion \kə-ˈrəp-shən\
1 a: impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle : depravity b: decay, decomposition c: inducement to wrong by improper or unlawful means (as bribery) d: a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct.

It seems to be everywhere in varying degrees: big companies, small companies, public fire departments, non-profits, credit unions, water treatment plants, etc. Is there anywhere that there is not some degree of corruption ? Oddly, it seems even more disappointing and disheartening to see corruption in even the smallest and insignificant places. To see the lack of integrity some exert in order to reach a
meaningless level of power or some perceived level of success. Or is it just for the money ?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Life is Puzzling

  • There are lot of pieces to put together.
  • Sometimes you have to try things a lot of ways before you get a fit.
  • Sometimes you think something fits, it looks like it should fit, so you cram it where you think it is supposed to go and later it becomes obvious that something is wrong, it doesn't fit.
  • Sometimes it's easier to put it together when others help you, but sometimes others just make it more difficult.
  • There is often a missing piece