Accreditation is the process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.
Organizations that issue credentials or certify third parties against official standards are themselves “accredited certification bodies”. The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable to behave ethically and employ suitable quality assurance.
So someone somewhere comes up with an idea to set a standard for acceptability then forms an organization or foundation or sets up stipulations for others to agree to apply the standard that everyone else must obey. Quality of our food and the strength of steel and the width of our roads and the ingredients of our medicines along with everything else we use or do must have a approval notice before the manufacturer can give a warranty that whatever the product is safe and meets the acceptable standards.
We must be accredited before we can graduate from our schools with a diploma to prove we be smart. Does it really tell the whole story?
So I ponder if someone else must approve everything we eat or sit on or drive, should we also be accredited?
Are we nice people with enough intelligence or common sense to be able to open a door or bath with an acceptable fragrance of soap or know the words to a Beatles tune? Do we wear the correct shoes or shop at the proper shops or laugh at all the jokes to impress the bar partners? Do we comb our hair in an approved manner?
Like making a profile on any site we are describing ourselves for others approval. Do we fudge our height or our likes or even our avatars? Who certifies that?
And who accredits the “accredited certification bodies”? Do I need a Good Housekeeping seal before asking guest over? Should all my food be U.S.D.A. approved or do I buy beyond the expired dates?
Is the search for friendship or romantic connections just a game of stamping your own certification on another as approval? Will you meet their accreditation?