7) Why are we often taught the contrary to what Interactifs teaches?
To keep the power where has been for many years.
Those that teach us social manners are often also those who manage us (parents, teachers, churches, armies, companies, etc.).
In all honesty, they reproduce behaviours dating back to a time when politeness and respect implied submissiveness; when freedom of speech and influence implied power struggles and brutality; and when the implicit and allusions where a mark of intelligence:
- “The customer is king / always right”
- “What he doesn’t know won’t hurt me”
- “An eye for an eye. A tooth for a tooth”
- “Don’t say I want. Say I would like”
- “Think twice before you speak”
- “Si vis pacem, para bellum” (if you want peace prepare for war)
- “Homo homini lupus est” (man is man’s wolf)
- “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” (if you want peace prepare for war)
In all honesty also, because those who needed perform exceptionally well in their relations were fewer than today and because the many for whom free-speech was not an option lived much more happily by remaining inhibited. Today it is the contrary.