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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    18 Feb '16 09:44
    You don't have to outswim the shark, only the person you are scuba diving with.

    Does this sum up your experience of The Rat Race?
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    18 Feb '16 11:371 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    You don't have to outswim the shark, only the person you are scuba diving with.

    Does this sum up your experience of The Rat Race?
    There are options that don't include seeing co-workers as sharks or fellow rats.

    "I understand about indecision
    But I don't care if I get behind.
    People living in competition
    All I want is to have my peace of mind."

    If you start thinking of yourself as just a rat in a maze, you probably need to find a different job, or even career. There's more to life than drudgery.

    Carpe diem!
  3. SubscriberPonderable
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    18 Feb '16 11:50
    Originally posted by FMF
    You don't have to outswim the shark, only the person you are scuba diving with.

    Does this sum up your experience of The Rat Race?
    No.

    But it says a lot about the Person first utterig this:

    * friends are expendable (so freindship is about getting something not about giving)
    * everything it is about me
    * life is eat and being eaten (I am rather the one eating)
    * I won't fight, but rather run

    on the positive side:
    * creativity (finding a solution oin danger)
    * the Person is probably a go-getter, has the potential to be a BIG success

    I am rather a friend who would give his life...but in fact I would try to fight the shark with the Sound method...
  4. SubscriberFMF
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    19 Feb '16 00:13
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    There are options that don't include seeing co-workers as sharks or fellow rats.
    I was thinking more in terms of competitors in a market economy system and the dog eat dog world of business and commercial competition. I don't have much experience of dog-eat-doggery with co-workers ~ that must be a horrible environment to go to work in every day! 😕
  5. Dumnonia
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    19 Feb '16 04:182 edits
    Originally posted by FMF
    You don't have to outswim the shark, only the person you are scuba diving with.

    Does this sum up your experience of The Rat Race?
    Scuba divers are rarely attacked by sharks, it's usually swimmers flapping about on the surface.

    Be a diver not a flapper 😀
  6. Donationmwmiller
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    19 Feb '16 12:251 edit
    It depends on how hungry the shark is, and how smart.
    If really hungry, the smart shark will take out the fast one first, then circle back and have dessert with the slow one.
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