A Personal Reflection
It had soon come apparent to me, that early on in my career, trying too hard in the workplace put "moi" in a dangerous situation. By being a good worker it places pressure on your employers to give you a pay-rise, which is a very bad no-no. Intelligence is espoused negatively. Employers want to pay as little as possible and there are reduced odds in todays modern world for being promoted.
The world is a tale of "the emperors new clothes". To be a slave and put up with the status quo is not something I agree with. You must stand up for what is right; I shall only accept order that is righteous.