i have not been able to stop thinking about the massive attack v adam curtis gig that i blogged about here. joel send me a link to a piece which is really interesting in FACT magazine where adam curtis says a bit more about some of his ideas. and he reiterates the theme that really caught my attention which is that we are stuck because
"we have opted to manage the world rather than change the world"
what an extraordinary insight! i think this is true in many businesses, lots of the social/charity sector and the church. we elevate managers and prefer and feel safer with them than visionaries and dreamers in top leadership positions. this may be because of fear of money, the future or simply we want to feel we can control things as best we can. and i also think it is also a really bad habit. shoot me down on this or tell me it's not true - but i am now seeing it everywhere where last week i was used to business as usual!
the article includes the words that were projected at the end of the film which i was trying to remember. they are:
"the future is full of POSSIBILITY"
"IT IS NOT PREDICTABLE"
"YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING HAPPEN"
"YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD"
"PLEASE FIND YOUR OWN WAY HOME”