Seth Godin calls them "sheepwalkers" - "the outcome of hiring people who have been raised to be obedient and giving them a braindead job and enough fear to keep them in line" - Seth Godin.
Some time ago, I described these people as Corps
To best experience this malady check out any mega-large corporation or government agency. There are no exceptions.
But I disagree with Seth that "fear" is necessary to "keep them in line".
There are plenty of applicants for this type of work. They place "security" over challenging. Freedom scares them. Sheepwalkers/Corps prefer training over thinking.
Why? It could be that fear of the unknown drives Sheeple/Corps into the cocoon of mediocrity.
Sometime layoffs and economic downturns are the cause. I have a friend who worked for the TSA primarily because he was laid off from his high flying dot-com job. (He now is safely back in the private sector making waves again as he was born to do).
Many times, Sheeple/Corps follow the safe path because they have been taught to. You can't blame people for wanting to do what they know.
Remember, Sheeple have to worry about wolves and Corps worry whether or not they will wake up tomorrow.
Become a Disruptor instead.
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