The Question D scenario compares an American method to a
Mexican reality. The American method prescribes a 15-20 year formulated
detour to achieve what the Mexican advisee currently enjoys. Does the
American comprehend that
the Mexican fisherman, a non-subscriber, already realizes the goal of
The religion of capitalism is money, as illustrated by
American who transposed J. P. Morgan’s acquisition ethics into the
Mexican’s modus for success. With blind, clerical zeal, the American
attempted to persuade the Mexican to abandon the Church of 4 for $1 and
join the Church of .25¢
each. The degree of one’s righteousness in the business community
to one’s material wealth. Capitalist Heaven can be achieved by
the by-laws of having. In the realm of religion, each brand of ‘what we
can’t see yet’ is superior to all others. If you are willing to
your power of reason, faith will see you through.
In the scenario, values are the crucial difference that
require dissecting. "I have a full and busy life," the Mexican said. He
produced enough means to feed his family, was clearly not on a time
clock and his work consumed minimal time. He had considerable time for
his wife and children and enjoyed his evenings in an unrushed,
leisurely fashion. He did not need anything else and was not interested
in change. I would venture that the Mexican had
never taken an aspirin in his life.
"The American scoffed…" perhaps the world-view of
We are better
than everyone else and have enough guns to get the point across, even
areas of vanity. Our superpower status is a result of the American Way
you should follow our example if you truly wish to emulate us. The
arrogant assumption is that the rest of the world envies America. Most
have traveled abroad with an interest in foreign culture have
accurately how America is viewed, and it is not with admiration. The
States is a polyglot representing every ethnicity and religion. Besides
questionable common language and overregulation on just about
everything, the pursuit of money becomes the obsessive culture of the
rat. If you do not inherit or marry into money; if you do not win a
lottery, join the Mob or get elected, your advantage in this country is
handicapped only by your lack of ruthlessness.
We are a curiosity, in the same sense that a lower-class
citizen might indulge the curiosity of a wealthy person who was simply
out appeasing his vanity that day.
America was forged by fighters. Colonial America
chivalrous standard. Post Industrial Revolution America upped the ante
with hostile takeovers, industrial espionage and quietly murdered those
who threatened the demand for consumption.
Americans with a fighting chance at corporate ladder
will attempt to compete rather than accept a lethargic demise. The
military becomes attractive to college graduates who desire a quick
route to glamour and prestige without earning it. Although there may be
exceptions, many business structures are staffed by middle and upper
management whose jobs are threatened on a daily basis. That fear causes
management to stifle, rather than promote competence found among the
Politics and business both arrived at the same
that KEEPING ones job supercedes, rather than presupposes the necessity
of ‘doing’ it. The workers that create a company’s wealth fall under a
different classification; they represent the uneducated ungrateful who
will strike if their salaries and working conditions do not meet a
union standard. The unions suck additional profits to ensure that
working conditions are acceptable. Where the money comes from is
irrelevant so long as everyone on the payroll is pacified beyond the
company’s means to pay.
The American is giving the Mexican a 100-level crash
fear; a Grandfather Crisis in which the solution requires
state-of-the-art education and as much financial insulation as one can
manage. Under this ideal, one pursues more of both than one needs.
Leading the pack is a dummy rabbit that
symbolizes the following utopia: Money defeats the need for
where making money represents one science and keeping it represents
another. 85% of all lottery winners within 3 years, default to the same
financial depravity that existed prior to winning the lottery. They did
not know how to ‘keep’ their money. 100% of self-made millionaires, if
reset to zero, could reshape their wealth because they ‘know’ how they
made it the first time. Most inherited millionaires LOSE the family
fortune unless arrangements were stipulated in the will to have the
money managed professionally. Inherited millionaires don’t know how to
make or keep money and typically commit suicide when the party ends.
Education is the only investment that one can not lose,
The Mexican, oblivious to American business epistemology
"But how long will all of this take?" The Mexican is oblivious period,
but not necessarily stupid; he is happy but not necessarily aware. He
has it made, and the devil is offering him hell. As a matter of
practice, the Mexican government Nationalizes whatever it needs when
backed into a financial corner.
For the sheer thrill of hypothecating 20 years of his
oblige a sensible business plan, the Mexican could regain his current
lifestyle as evidence of his genius. He would no doubt, hire the
Harvard graduate to
manage his business and all would go according to plan. After the
offering, the Mexican would join the ranks of savvy millionaires and
to the life that he currently leads. He could sell his ‘road to
story to others and perhaps donate the proceeds to a child-saving
that uses 95% of all donations to cover payroll and administrative
costs. The charity might use the remaining 5% to purchase options in
manufactures and medical technology intended to supply both sides of
same war and heal the casualties too; whatever it takes to justify
non-profit status and draw larger donations.
Why kill any more minds than we absolutely have to?
I appreciated the moral in the story and the difference
between having and being. What appears to be unusual values by one
person’s standards, may
appeal to someone else. A difference in values usually lies at the root
all conflict. Consider the thousands of paid lobbyists that hound the
of Capitol Hill every day and the reasons why or why not they succeed
fail to appeal to lawmakers.
Aesthetically, the Mexican has it made and I would think
any sane person would agree, but then again, those are my values and I
accept that other opinions may not reflect my own.