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Brexit: IN-dependence or independence? Advice from a Pole.

Brexit

After reading the title, you will ask immediately: “Why does some Pole interfere with our matters?! Just mind your business, would you?!”

Excuse me – “your matters”?! Since when did decisions with regard to the future of the United Kingdom become “your matters”?! Are you asleep, confused, perhaps suffering from amnesia? We belong to the same European Union cartel, so not only Poles, but also Magyars, Spaniards, Cypriots and so on (soon Turks, Albanians, maybe Egyptians) have the right to determine – and to put into the formal decree via Brussels – what the best for British citizens is. Obviously, since we form one cheerful European family, any Polish comrade should know by heart what your needs, habits, desires, problems, traditions, dreams, routines and worries are. Kindly stifle your unreasonable gripes and listen attentively, especially when a fellow member provides valuable tips.

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The Power of Solitude (Part III)

The power of solitude

Greg’s victory was accidental. In normal circumstances he would be presented with a protocol to observe, but because nobody knew much about computers or networking, he was given freedom and no clear goal. The same, no supervising strings guided his actions, leaving him at liberty to choose methods, sources of information and time frames. Favourable position let him to uncover the biggest organisational myth, saving the department (and taxpayer) millions. It could not happen if Greg focused on one selected element of the database’s functionality, supplying feedback to one selected person, then announcing amended (fitting into schematic mentality) findings to one selected forum.

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The Power of Solitude (Part II)

The power of solitude

Greg had his moment of glory once – a moment which proved to him the impact of unleashed autonomy. Namely, he was asked to evaluate a database used to collect clinical data of all pregnant women treated in the city’s public sector. He was aware about that intranet marvel, because each meeting’s agenda sported a point dedicated to it. However, apart from hearing vague announcements (“Everything is going well!”; “The recent coding glitch has been fixed, bravo!”; “We have extended the network to the northern suburbs, hurray!”), he had never had a chance to see even a screenshot of the program’s interface.

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The Power of Solitude (Part I)

The power of solitude

Greg likes to do things in solitude, finding isolation perfect to design life as he wants it.

Interfering with such undisturbed flow of thoughts makes Greg unimaginative, unhappy, grumpy, weakened. It happens when a presumably conscientious supervisor enforces certain restrictions on Greg: time frames; a designated cubicle to sit and ponder; a specific document format, in which suggestions should be presented (on a specific day of the specific week of the month); prescribed vocabulary to use; consultations of findings with a special assessing panel (consisting of special assessors).

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