Hard to believe that it’s coming to the end of the year now. Yes, of course, much has happened. And definitely, lessons learnt are many.
A wise colleague once advised me that sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do for your career. Never mind about what people are going through – it is your career/life at the end of the day. Do what’s best for you.
I was in a group of 5 individuals including myself. At one point, all four of them were against my perspective on life. Life is unfair, yes. But I believe that there is good in everyone. That everyone matters i.e. all levels – don’t matter about their position in society, at work, for example. No, they said. They are mere instruments. We follow the Big Man, figuratively speaking. So the small people don’t count, I asked. No, they said, we are the instruments. In my mind, so we’re like puppets, like slaves. One of them said, it looks like you won’t fit with us, your perspective is very different. Maybe, I said, all of you need to believe. Hah, I’m a Marxist then.
I was getting to know this individual. Then I heard someone said he was this certain type of person. I backed off. Then I thought I should give him the benefit of a doubt; after all, I can’t judge someone on what others say until I get to know them first. But it bites back. It’s what I get though…for perhaps being naive, being having too much faith in humanity. Yes, I believe that. Is that an Adam Smith or am I forgetting my social theories?
Was out with some friends earlier and we were watching the stars. Someone said there was a shooting star. I made a wish, regardless whether there was a shooting star or not. Hah. Anyway, I made my wish. I couldn’t decide at first. At the end, I just wished for something so simple that it probably wasn’t possible to come true. I can only hope. Amen.
2013 is in a few weeks. Turn on a new leaf. Scary. But yes. Let’s face what’s out there for me. Bring it on.
Be firm, be harsh, be positive.