Quote: when everything is on fire, you’d better calm down

Men in Black. Jay, the rookie, have found out the problem and is doing everything he can, to solve it. Kay, the veteran, tells Jay off because Jay’s lost his temper.

Kay: We do not discharge our weapons in view of the public!
Jay: Man, we ain’t got time for this cover-up bullshit! I don’t know whether or not you’ve forgotten, but there’s an Arquillian Battle Cruiser that’s about to…
Kay: There’s always an Arquillian Battle Cruiser, or a Corillian Death Ray, or an intergalactic plague that is about to wipe out all life on this miserable little planet, and the only way these people can get on with their happy lives is that they DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IT!

Every workday you’ll need to put out some sort of fire. If you don’t calm down and think, you’ll be lost among the flames.
Things like planning or risk management were invented for these kind of emergencies. They’re not things you should get rid off when you are in ‘panic mode’. You can’t afford arriving late because of a shortcut you take.

When there is trouble ahead, think first, then act.
And if your job matters enough, there will always be trouble.


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