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    ^Nah, you're making perfect sense. Yes, I think it's that all that effort seems pointless if one is not involved directly.

    (May also be because I have my own idea of how things should proceed and being distracted from that by things like 'office politics' is irritating!)

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    I think if we're too far removed from all the "conflicts" we're supposed to "help resolve," it'll look pointless to us.
    TOTally. I work on human rights and environment issues in Asia, and though my background and training is in law and activism I was at first given a 'senior' post which was actually glorified admin and desk-driving. It brought out my shadow side big time for the first time in my life. Now I've been moved to a more active but less senior role where I'm much happier and slowly getting a grip on the shadow. It all was a lot to do with confidence and with feeling underused and belittled by that I'm sure, but also very much what whatusername said about distance - I was doing work the organization needed to have done, but the connection for me between action and outcome was way too tenuous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatusername View Post
    I think if we're too far removed from all the "conflicts" we're supposed to "help resolve," it'll look pointless to us.
    This is certainly how I see things too. Of course it's also a constant struggle to balance my active side with my more contemplative side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatusername View Post
    Oh, and I like the frontline/grassroots positions, as well. Guess there's the danger of it.

    I think if we're too far removed from all the "conflicts" we're supposed to "help resolve," it'll look pointless to us.
    I guess any type of frontline work is potentially dangerous; I usually weigh the pros and cons as rationally as possible but you can't foresee everything that happens in a developing country, or anywhere for that matter.

    And I am in complete agreement that a person has to be in that area of "conflict" even if only for a short time--that is truly the only way to understand the magnitude of the problem and all the interconnecting social, political, geographical, economic realities.

    Good luck with your employment goal...sounds very interesting.
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    it's a war tactic, they cut off the heads of the spiritual leaders and intellectual leaders of a country and afterwards the people who were being led to resist become much easier to conquer.

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    Good point, INTJ123. It's sad when NGOs do it to themselves though!

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