The Disease of Self-Importance-Can We Find a Cure? - Kristen Lamb
Every ruler had at least one jester and the jester was allowed to mock, poke fun and joke about those in power without repercussions. The role of the jester was to offer honesty and perspective. Monarchs knew that being surrounded by too many Yes Men who feared reprisal was unwise and dangerous. The jester's job was to ground rulers and keep them from getting too full of themselves.
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