Consent-Building Clinic #69: Recorded June 2015
Who can blame the public for not wanting to take orders from their own public-servants?!? . . .
None of us like to be regulated.
Let’s face it: being regulated means being constrained, limited, hobbled . . . i.e. “told what to do.”
Our first instinct is to resent being constrained.
And if you’re the ones doing the regulating, it’s YOU who receive the brunt of the public’s resentment.
Even government agencies who aren’t considered to be “regulatory agencies” wind up creating and/or administrating regulations.
That’s one reason why government is often resented. (Thomas Jefferson saw that coming!)
- This Clinic focuses on practical DOs & DON’Ts.
More specifically, we’ll get into WHAT YOU CAN DO about this conundrum…
- Making sure that your public views your regulations as legitimate tools for accomplishing your mission.
- Dealing with the nonsense part of this regulation-hating . . . (Because it really is hypocritical nonsense, and someone needs to wake the public up to this hypocrisy.)
Unless you get the public to come to this conclusion though, you’ll continue to be the target of hatred towards regulations.