We’re not idiots. We know that anyone who can get away with it will abuse power and authority. We get that business may start out with the best of intentions but can get dirty very quickly and politics may call upon ideology but it’s the backroom deals and power struggles that further political careers that actually drive it. At the same time we want to feel that in public, at least, trust is maintained because those who are in power accept the unwritten rules of the social contract that binds us all together.
If you want people to become passionate, engaged in a field, transformed by an experience — you don’t test them, you don’t lecture them and you don’t force them. Instead, you create an environment where willing, caring individuals can find an experience that changes them.