"If you want it done right, you've got to do it yourself."
How's that for a cliche? Everyone knows it. Sooner or later, everyone repeats it.
I say "repeats", because whoever it was that originally said it, was the first one to say it.
And you can bet it was someone who had a clue of what it meant, and why he was saying it.
This would suggest he knew something that others didn't, which is why he was the first to say it.
People often seem to think they could do a better job than whoever is currently doing that job.
But usually, they see a job, as opposed to setting up the situation, from scratch, that resulted in there being a job.
I hear it all the time. It can relate to almost anything. A pulp mill. The phone. Cable TV. The power utility. The government. The highways. The ferries.
People often seem to think things just appeared, and all that is required is for someone to come in and run them.
But no business is ever set up to run at a loss, merely to provide a dissatisfied public with a service.
A business is set up to make money. As much as possible. Nobody sets up a business to serve others at a loss to the one setting it up.
But if a business is too successful, people start hating it because it is unfair. I mean, why should anyone pay money to anyone for anything, if those anyones really 'don't need the money'?
What is the point of this story?
That anyone can say anything, but the same words uttered by each person uttering them, can mean something completely different. It all depends on motivation and perspective. Which in turn depends upon whether or not someone feels like they are being taken advantage of by losers, or if one feels as if they are being taken advantage of by fat-cats.
I used to hire losers to do laboring jobs around my home, because they had asked if I had work for them, and because they were losers. After paying them and then having to redo all the work myself, I would utter the illustrated cliche.
Meanwhile, the losers plot to overthrow anyone who can afford to pay losers, because if losers want to have what the non-losers have, they can't rely on government to do the right thing, and guillotine the non-losers and steal their stuff, but instead have to do it themselves.
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