My feelings aren't hurt.
I can see how my comment could easily be taken to mean what you took it to mean. I should try to be more delicate and explicit in my phrasing.
I do hope the best for yourself and Mo.
From personal experience regarding the competitive hierarchies that develop in middle school, this (in my opinion) trains young people in a model of behavior that is usually unsustainable in the changing job market.
I work as a nurse. The hospital setting over the last 20 years has seen a huge shift in the structure of interactions among employees. There was once a hierarchy of those at the top ordering (controlling
) those at the bottom. This created a dangerous position for patients. Any errors in such a culture propagate throughout the chain of orders and reached the patient. When cooperation
is encouraged all of the experts can "check and balance
" each other, the result has been safer outcomes for patients despite the increasingly complex nature of health technology.
The same pattern has developed in air traffic control, nuclear power plants, and even (though at a slower pace) in the United States military.