the Wakefield Doctrine ( … “Just as the mother lion protects her cubs, you can protect your family with Mutual of Omaha …” M. Perkins)
Congratulations to all of you who participated in our first ‘find the clark‘ Day! From what I am hearing, everyone had a very good time, (except the clarks, ;0)
Interesting feedback most of it positive; although some of you rogers have commented that when you thought your herd had a clark ‘encircled’, the little scamp managed to slip between you somehow and made it into the underbrush. (“Can’t go there boss! nosir! theys scotts in dem woods!”)
Not to worry, roger, they’ll be back. It’s in the nature of clarks to be trusting, especially to those that seem so friendly. It’s been said that if you gain the trust of one of these mysterious beings, they will always be around…somewhere nearby. Always.
Anyway, ‘find the clark‘ Day was just practice, a little warmup if you will for the main event: ‘tag a scott’ Week!
Yes, you read that correctly, it is a whole week of fun.
‘Tag a scott’ Week is 7 days because this little ‘walk on the wild side’ is meant to help us better understand not only the wily scott but also rogers. (Wait, did he just say’…also rogers?’)
(No way! OMG! we don’t have to go out there and look for scotts by ourselves do we?) (Yes roger, yes you do)
So, a brief overview, quick Q&A and off you go…
The quarry: scott
(A group of scotts is a pack, the ways of a pack speaks volumes to the nature of it’s members.
The pack will function as a group only for relatively narrowly defined goals/purposes. Securing food and defending territory.)
The scottian individual will, (upon entering any social environment), push everyone on the shoulder (figuratively or literally). This is done to elicit a reaction/response and thereby allowing (the scott) to establish ranking. Does the other person push back or not? If they do not, they are prey, if they do push back, then a quick struggle and the ranking in the pack determined. Scotts will ‘work the room’, never staying in one group for too long.
This behavior is perceived as being very social, Scotts are always the life of the party; but their actual purpose is to locate the other scotts, establish ranking and territory and then to the primary purpose of coming out: find the food.
The reason for this is that in the wild there are more rogers than scotts (or clarks, for that matter), so if we are looking for a scott, the easiest thing to do is identify their food source and go there. In the social wild, scotts will be found always on the move. You will rarely see more than two scotts in the same social setting, at least for any extended period of time. As has been said, scotts are the hunters, the predators.
So you say, “What are we to learn about rogers during tag a scott Week?”
Real simple. scotts like rogers, they like them anytime. Lunch time, Dinner time, Snack time. For the more in-depth explanation of the relationship between scotts and rogers, you are going to have to ask (read all the pages first). So for the purposes of this little event, if you are tracking the wily scott, do what any hunter will do, go to where the food is, learn the routines, and wait patiently.
Just so no one out there thinks we at the Doctrine are denigrating rogers, let me remind you that we all have the qualities of all three forms, (clarks, scotts and rogers) and it is simply a predominance of one over the other that makes us what we are. There are not good or better types, each has its strengths and its weaknesses. In fact, the secret goal of the Wakefield Doctrine is, in fact, to find ways to develope full all three aspects. So let’s hear it for the girls…
Rogers are not hunters, they are group/herd/social beings. Rogers exist in the context of the group, the herd. Rogers are the reason we have stable civilizations throughout history. They are the bookkeepers and the doctors, rogers are the engineers and the judges, without them we would not have rules of behavior, etiquette or polite behavior. Without rogers, scotts would be baying at the moon in a pre-historic environment.
So, go out there this week (starting Monday the 9th at 11:00 am (scotts hate the mornings) and ending at midnight Monday the 16th.
The rules are simple: identify the scott and come back with something they own.
(Without getting eaten)