- Published: 21 February 2015
The Great Transition/8 The pitfall of '"dusk at noon" and its antidote
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenireon 22/02/2015
Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them... they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” (...) But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets!”
Book of Numbers 11:26-29
Organizations, communities, movements are living organisms: they are born, they grow, die, get sick and they are cured. There is a disease, the one that last Sunday we called "auto-immune", is particularly severe and difficult to cure, especially because its early symptoms are read as signs of success and health. As with all autoimmune diseases, the factors that used to serve to grow and protect an IDO (ideal driven organization), at some point begin to infect the same social body that they had been nurturing for so long.