Group-phobeSome days ago, I saw an email on some egroups announcing a new organisation for "young people". I don't remember who is behind it or what the exact aims are, but apparently the purpose was to rally educated young people into "making a difference" in Indian society.
The problem is that for some reason, I'm always skeptical (sometimes even suspicious) of any large organised formation. This despite never being a member of any proper organised group - the local Mensa chapter that I'm a member of doesn't really have any activities that cause people to gather together. The big club in my life is the BC Quiz Club which is a loose aggregation without any formal framework - just the way I prefer it. IMHO, one reason for it lasting 15 years has been the lack of any material profit to be made from exploiting it.
Will any large group be prone to being doomed or be hijacked by a small clique? If so, then unless I'm likely to be part of the ruling cabal, I shouldn't venture in :-) But since it's easier to lobby collectively, I'm going to be ineffective as a lone ranger. Still don't know what's the seed for my innate distrust for large organisation.