There’s an aphorism that’s more true than even that. I’ll paraphrase ’cause I can’t remember exactly.
The gist of it is: A group of people will not always choose a leader but they will always choose a scapegoat.
f you’ve ever worked for volunteer organizations you’ll know that there’s not always a leader.
I did volunteer work as a teenager and as an adult, I worked with CERT for a few years. [citizens that go in and help after a hurricane or whatever].
If everybody knows what to do, they just do it.
If you’ve never done cooperative / volunteer work, then you might think everybody is self-motivated. Can’t help lack of experience, man.
In that case, the invisible presence of potential future criticism keeps you on the straight and narrow.
Leaders are less often respected and more often tolerated.
Maybe you’re in the wrong group man. If others thought like you, you wouldn’t worry about being ostracized.
lol there’s plenty but mostly they’re online. They don’t get into roles of authority over others generally. China’s an exception – they’re hyper-rational.
I’m not talking about the population but the leadership style.
It’s world stereotypes, but generally it seems that America is a very emotional nation and China a very rational nation. China’s far more law-and-order. “That’s just how it is, and that’s that.” without a shred of emotion, whereas America’s like, “People should be this other way and it pisses me off that they’re not”.
No reason to be pissed off about how other people are. Right is right, wrong is wrong.