By John F. Di Leo -
In America, when friends learn that a woman is being abused by her husband or boyfriend, what do they do?
They stage an intervention, help her find a lawyer, get a restraining order, get her out of there… as fast as possible.
When a son or daughter learns that an elderly parent is receiving bad care at a nursing home, what do they do?
Pack up Dad’s or Mom’s stuff, help them move to a better, safer place, file a complaint with the state’s attorney or the board of health, press charges, but first and foremost, get them out of there… as fast as possible.
In all sorts of interpersonal relationships, modern American society calls for the abused party to get out of the abusive relationship. America knows that no good comes of standing still and taking a beating, day after day. Get out while you still can!
But switch to the business world, and suddenly the instinctive American desire to help the abused party get to freedom shuts down.