chapter  6
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It’s all the fault of the system

It is also possible that those who complain against the ‘system’ have in mind anyone who is in authority. It is perhaps easier to blame the impersonal ‘system’ than it is to criticise particular individuals. Maybe it is easier to blame the government in general than it is to pinpoint the exact fault in a particular member of the government; easier to criticise the educational system in general than it is to pinpoint the precise way in which a teacher or lecturer is ineffective; easier to be angry with the older generation in general than to be critical of one’s mother and father. It is also very easy for aggression to be displaced. For such aggression, expressed as ‘against the system’, may have its roots in the conflict within the individual.