I found this quote over at Kenny the Monk’s excellent blog:
“The people you have to lie to, own you. The things you have to lie about, own you.
When your children see you owned, then they are not your children anymore, they are the children of what owns you. If money owns you, they are the children of money. If your need for pretense and illusion owns you, they are the children of pretense and illusion. If your fear of loneliness owns you, they are the children of loneliness. If your fear of the truth owns you, they are the children of the fear of truth.”
– Michael Ventura
If you don’t know Kenny, you should. He’s a former catholic monk turned consultant and author and he has a very refreshing outlook on all things business.
I had the pleasure of meeting Kenny in New York last year over lunch. My favorite quote of his is this one, explaining why he quit as a priest:
I had no problem with God but I couldn’t stand the church!