# 1 Thing That Drives Me Crazy About Quakers
Actually, people seldom say this out loud for fear that the M&O mafia will find out.
But I have heard all of these words used to describe the otherwise nice folks who have agreed to serve on a committee with serious responsibilities, whether at the local or yearly meeting level.
Full disclosure: I’m currently serving on the M&O committee of my monthly meeting. So from my insider vantage point, let me say that really, these folks are just trying to do the best they can.
I think that several 1960’s slogans have mutated into a single “Don’t trust any authority.” This makes it difficult to find Friends of a certain age who are willing to serve in a position of responsibility. It makes it much easier to criticize than to suggest solutions. Some Friends fail to distinguish between their relationship to our national government and their relationship with spiritual leadership. Martha Grundy wrote a pamphlet called Tall Poppies about this problem. I commend it to you.
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