Futurists and other consultants had been telling them, warning them (and their unions), about what was going to happen, and they couldn’t, wouldn’t, hear it. The power of rationalization is so strong that these organizations were brought to their knees because their leaders could not, would not, accept the changes that others could see.
Drug addicts, criminals, domestic abusers, school shooters, pedophiles, neo-Nazis, gang members – we treat these behaviors differently without realizing that they are all manifestations – symptoms – of deeply seated pain. Pain that originates from the same source. Realizing that might shift our treatment of these people dramatically.
Most men today are doing very well. They finish school, make healthy choices, and accept the world of work and the responsibilities of family. For men like these, opportunities today are excellent.
For others however, the transition is more difficult. For these men life is a constant challenge. Their masculinity is always on the line.
” . . .these products, including shampoo, are the biggest source of human exposure to dangerous chemicals.”
We are changing our views about power. Power has been the dominant force in human society for thousands of years, but we are entering an age where the culture will demand a more collaborative approach to decision making.