Titles Schmitles

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Fancy titles; everyone pursues them in Arab cultures where it is a sign of ‘honor’ and ‘prestige.’ Ministries, companies, governments, even volunteering and social organizations; they their love titles; it fuels their ego even if they perform piss-poorly at their menial tasks. The Minister of this. The 4th Deputy Premier of that. The Vice-President in charge of this. Assistant Under-Secretary in charge of that. Whatever.

They are in denial – they get superficial respect, but are mocked behind their backs – people resent them. Why? Because they don’t deliver the goods; yet these prima donnas have the chutzpah to pick and choose Constitutional elements to further their own self-serving needs. Niccolo Machiavelli (‘The Prince’) said it best, “It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.”

3 thoughts on “Titles Schmitles

  1. LOL, Amer, this is not unique to Q8! And when we lived in Germany, women would introduce themselves as “Frau Doktor Diplomatische (etc. etc), sharing the honors with her husband’s title, like Mrs. Minister of Defense, if her husband were the Minister . . . It seems a very human failing. I love the quote. 🙂

  2. But the difference between us and Germany Intlxpatr is if officials over there stumble or don’t live up to their responsibilities, they get replaced, very very quickly!
    Here they serve for life.

  3. I do agree with you and the truth is 99% of those people don’t deserve those titles and those that do, don’t have titles.. they are the ones who are kept at the bottom!

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