May 11, 2018 Kool-aid!

Image result for kool-aid manYesterday, I made a reference to the word, "Kool-aid".  It is a popular drink for children.  Maybe it is like Calpis, but much sweeter. Kool-aid has a ton of sugar!  When I was a child, I drank it everyday.  Here is a short explanation of an idiom with the word, "Kool-aid".  I found it on the internet.

(”drink the Kool-Aid” は、高ストレスの職場環境や、特定のグループ内での上から及びメンバーからの指示を盲目的に受け入れる様子に対して使われる。一般的にアメリカの政治や社内文化に対して、外部から「(someone is)”drinking the Kool-Aid.”」と言う言い方をする。また、状況が手遅れにならないうちに目を覚ますよう、相手に対して “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” という言い方もする。)
The term “drink the Kool-Aid” is used to describe blind acceptance of something, whether it be a high stress work environment, an order from a superior, or membership in a particular group. This term is commonly used in American politics and corporate culture, typically by outside commentators, who might say that someone is “drinking the Kool-Aid.” People will also tell each other not to drink the Kool-Aid, in the hopes of encouraging people to open their eyes to a situation before it is too late.

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