Continuing --Imprisoned Ideas # 7
Among the rank and file many things combine to keep them in the organization,even when they become uneasily conscious that there is a dawning,and even a yawning gap between organization and idea.First there is the force of inertia.It is easier not to resign than resign.Drift is easier than decision.Next there is the factor of sentiment.
All of us tend to project onto the organization of which we are members,the virtue we would like it to have,and to be blind to its defects.And ,finally,men are gregarious creatures and dislike falling out of the ranks away from the comrades of years.
Gradually the organization changes.As it changes it attracts new elements which approve the change.Not because of conscious calculations,which comes much later,when the idea has been deserted,but because the organization developes its own logic,its own "raison d'etre",and because men tend to become the Prisoners of the Organization,the organization can finish up by standing for the precise opposite of the idea which called it into being. ( W.P.BROWN MP.)
I already wrote the conclusion and it disappeared because I ran out my number of posts.How can I retrieve it,can someone help me get it back or do I have to write it all over again.