I prefer not to use the word idiot in this blog, but I will this time.
The driver of the train in Spain is an idiot. He has the same mindset and attitude as the Italian captain of that sunken ship.
Both don’t deserve the space in this blog, except as examples of immaturity, low impulse control, juvenile behavior, inability to delay gratification, lack of responsibility, lack of professionalism and seriousness, misguided sense of limitations, infantile idea of invincibility, and probably, if I have to guess, a low IQ level, and definitely a very low EQ level.
So when we think of who we want to surround ourselves with at work, in management, in professional working teams, or other circles -social, sporting or others- let us consider who our colleagues, leaders, consultants, team members and friends are.
Will we reach our destinations with them? Will our journeys conclude safely and satisfactorily? Will we experience something educational and enjoyable? Will they be positively supportive? Will our objectives be met?
We may not be able to control directly who drives the train locomotive, but where we can make choices on our human environment, we should.