If you think about it, the “separation of ownership and control” is such a general phenomenon that it can be applied to every failing institution in the West: the breakdown of the family, the externalization of risk by corporations onto their wage slaves, and the absolute irresponsibility necessary to advance one’s career in any field. It is the antithesis of Extreme Ownership and represents a mass movement toward externalization of responsibility and internalization of charitable feeling.
You can define a person’s in-group, out-group, and their “Other” by how they respond to the happiness and suffering of others:
-Seeing your in-group happy makes you happy, seeing your in-group suffer makes you suffer.
-Seeing your out-group happy makes you feel nothing, seeing your out-group suffer makes you feel nothing.
-Seeing your Other happy makes you suffer, seeing your Other suffer makes you happy.
With the rise of narcissism in the Western population, what we’re seeing is everyone’s in-group collapsing like a black hole to include only themselves. Even highly agreeable people have become so solipsistic that other people are viewed merely as instruments of their own imagination, such that they don’t even observe that the objects of their pathological altruism are suffering from it. They merely assume, in keeping with philosophical solipsism, that an inner feeling of goodwill and warmth toward the universe is identical to world peace and utopia.
As I’ve explained before, externalization of consequences is functionally equivalent to disingenuousness—both its strength and weakness are to insulate the disingenuous person from negative feedback. It is fundamentally a low-testosterone life strategy because eustress is dependent on high testosterone.