Passion is not something to outsource
THESE days, outsourcing is a favoured concept and a much-vaunted practice in the way we do business at all levels.
I remember once sitting at a meeting waiting for the last of the participants to arrive. He bustled in late, explaining he had to change a wheel on the car before he left home. The patrician character chairing the meeting looked at the latecomer over his glasses and asked: “Do you not have a man to do that sort of thing?” As the practice gains currency, we are in danger of outsourcing all aspects of our engagement with life, big and small, even our passion. We could do well to listen to the great Carl Jung, who said: “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”