Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Symbolism (Contd.)

After the last post, I came across a quote by someone. I forgot the source. Its about a village in Scotland where a company had made plans to diversify. To show what it wanted to mean to its employees' lives, a company official pointed to the village church and said, "That church is just a building which nobody generally visits on weekdays; people gather only on Sundays to sing songs and go away... But that church defines the relationship between every man and wife and every father and son in this village." Whether the company achieved such an effect among the community is a different question. But it underlined the fact that certain symbols have surprising power in society and in people's minds.

1 comment:

Gokulakrishnan S said...

My friend Vivek tells me this was narrated in the CNBC Series "Lessons in Excellence" by Prof. Sumantra Goshal.