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Conditions Below Non-Existence

There are also conditions that exist below Non-Existence. The first of these is the Condition of Liability.

Condition of Liability

A person is in the Condition of Liability when he does careless or intentional damage to other people, projects, groups or activities. These actions go directly against the intentions and actions of the remainder of the team or the purpose of the project or activity.

It is a liability to have such a person unwatched as the person may do or continue to do things to stop forward progress of his group (such as his family or the people he works with). This person cannot be trusted. Any efforts to correct him so he keeps to the rules or agreements have not worked. The person just keeps on messing up.

For example, when all other office staff are looking for the reason mail is getting lost, a person in the Condition of Liability keeps on secretly losing the mail.

The Liability Formula is:

  1. Decide who your friends are.

  2. Deliver an effective blow (forceful action) to the enemies of the group (the group here is your friends in step 1 above) you have been pretending to be part of, even though there is personal danger in doing this.

  3. Make up the damage you have done to the group by personal contribution far greater than is normally asked or expected of a group member. (Contribution is something someone does or gives as part of a group effort to achieve a specific goal.)

  4. Request approval to reenter the group by asking the permission of each member of it to rejoin. Rejoin only when the majority (most of the people) give their permission. And if you are refused approval to reenter the group, repeat steps 2 and 3 and 4 until you are allowed to be a group member again.

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