But there I sit... until I'm jolted back: That fellow is lying and my colleagues are eating it up. Surely someone must see it, no?
"Hey! That fellow is lying!"
"I am offended by your accusation!"
My own contingent turns on me and rushes to assuage hurt feelings.
The flow of millions of dollars per year is determined in no small part by understanding that--in this particular corner of the universe--even feigned offense trumps the weight of so much misspent money...
So, exactly how does a situation like this become reality?
Perhaps a better question: What can you do to change it?
Would you like to learn?