Greg Rolfe in Directors and Executives, Engineers and Technicians, Administrative Pastor • Beacon Hill. Baptist Church Oct 27, 2020 · 1 min read · +700

Reputation Risk

Reputation Risk

There are many ways to build and then destroy your reputation. Many of us have even taken classes on the subject in an attempt to avoid some of the more common options. I am sure that I am not alone in noticing that lately these events that build or destroy reputation are more intense. You're built up much more than you should or completely destroyed over events that normally would hold very minor sway.

Some common examples are short posts or if you should choose to wear a mask when walking alone. These events in most ages and times would hold very little influence on your reputation. Though a short post could perhaps cause someone to at least mention your name.

So why are things so volatile now? Are we all looking to either vastly approve or manically destroy based on only our opinion? Yes I know I mentioned this idea previously but I find it very interesting. The personal opinion seems to have become the center of how we not just see people but actively comment on them.

Reputation has become the center of the attack. It appears that there is a need to rip and render anyone with whom we disagree and also build up the opinion of those we do approve. Though (and I am hoping others can assist me in providing insight from their perspective) noticing that approval statements are fading and hate statements are growing more than normal.

This change could be a reflection of the debates that are ongoing due to the political debates and posturing. This overflow of emotion could be the impetus of the reputation situation. Politics rarely use facts in their arguments as they tend to confuse people. So it seems that as a result, the express placement of opinion has risen to the for of reason. And as a result, reputation has become the primary source of currency under attack.

Am I wrong? Have I misunderstood the sines and the comments I have come across? Perhaps.

Regardless, choose wisely what you say and how you act so that if you are praised or attacked you have no reason to chastise yourself. May you always stand on ground you are willing to defend or at least understand its value.


Greg Rolfe Oct 27, 2020 · #5

#2 @Harvey Lloyd I believe you have the right of it. Power is something that must be taken into account when dealing with people. Thank you for your insight!!

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Greg Rolfe Oct 27, 2020 · #4

#1 @Randall Burns wanted to stay positive yet have some fun.

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Harvey Lloyd Oct 27, 2020 · #3

#1 Yes, that was sad but true. We shouldn't let a little thing like truth get in the way of my great plan for you. 🤣🤣🤣

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Harvey Lloyd Oct 27, 2020 · #2

@Greg Rolfe human behavior is something our business deals in daily. One of the key components that i would add to your line of thought is not only the person who receives judgement and the issues, but also the person delivering it. The person delivering judgement is receiving something in return.

They may claim some physical attribute at risk within the engagement but i am speaking beyond the standard justifications. The large header that covers what judgement does for us, is power. We need power or our sense of control based on us finding ourselves OK. I think you can find this paradigm in many of the books of the Old Testament. Once we step away from higher authority, power hates a vacuum, we need to insert our self controls. These are reinforced by judging others, in absence of higher authority.

Christians see the higher authority as God setting judgement, therefore no judgement is needed by us to reinforce our own identity. This is perfect world, but is the tenant of being Christian.

Group dynamics, Hierarchy and social understandings are fascinating. Even more fascinating is that a book thousands of years old offers one of the only successfully proven solutions. "Nothing new under the sun"

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Randall Burns Oct 27, 2020 · #1

Great message @Greg Rolfe I broke down laughing at this line."...Politics rarely use facts in their arguments as they tend to confuse people."

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