Wisdom versus Government
tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed
on from generation to generation, says that,
"When you discover that you are riding a dead
horse, the best strategy is to dismount." However,
in government, education, and in corporate America,
more advanced strategies are often employed,
1. Buying a stronger whip.
Appointing a committee to study the horse.
Arranging to visit other countries to see how
other cultures ride horses.
Lowering the standards so that dead horses can
Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead
Harnessing several dead horses together to increase
Providing additional funding and/or training
to increase dead horse's performance.
Doing a productivity study to see if lighter
riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
Declaring that as the dead horse does not have
to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower
overhead and therefore contributes substantially
more to the bottom line of the economy than
do some other horses.
Rewriting the expected performance requirements
for all horses.
of course the favorite...........
Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.