Spinal Chord and Discord

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.” – Albert Einstein

I had an experience today that reminded me of this quote. I won’t go into the specifics except to say, the world is full of yes men and yes women. Very few people want to take the risk of being truth speakers.

This becomes more and more of a problem the larger an organization gets and it is a particularly troubling phenomenon in medicine.


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