Yet another crazy workday…. ever have one of those days where people you believe should be the shining stars really end up being totally tarnished? I try not to have expectations of people, I mean seriously my standards may be high but I have learned over the years to try and not impose my principles on others. I think My faith in people and their reason for being has been shattered. I want to have faith that we are all in it for the same reasons
People inevitably reveal the selfish reasons that drive them to participate. Now please do not misunderstand I am surrounded by those I truly respect and to whom I give the highest regard because they live and die by their principles. However for the good and even great people that I know they lately seem to be outnumbered by the fair weather group. I am surrounded by single interest driven people, those who stand up shouting how pure they are when it comes to a “movement” but when it comes to the end you realize they are driven not out of care but out of lust for the all mighty dollar. I have just encountered out of a group of so called principled people not a group of great activists but rather a group of “what about me”, driven by what they want, not what they are supposed to be doing for others. Disheartening I tell you.
Are you an activist or a person that is out to serve others? Can you look in a mirror and truly state that what is right for all is truly what is best, or are your final decisions driven by what advantages you? Do hotel points and credit card programs drive you or are you really there to do what is right?
Trying to do something to balance the power and achieve for the greater good has generated the worst from those I expected the best of. Telling me the “ramifications” of me not letting you do the selfish thing by sticking to what may be the greater good only serves to show the true reflection of who you are. I am prepared to suffer the wrath of you not getting points if I can stand tall at the end of the day and say what I did was for all not for you.
So forgive my obscure ramblings but please do me one favour, when you are working for the “greater good” in any capacity.Look in the mirror and ask yourself would you be proud of your children if they made the same statement, would you expect better of me then you are currently prepared to give? Is your free trip worth costing someone else something they need? I am prepared to stand up and do what is right ARE YOU?
So there you have it, the state of mind I find myself in….. but at least the day started well in a fun outfit.
and then at the end of it all an amazing dinner with some amazing young people. Two of Ryan’s best friends from JK to current day were in town and although he is not here we still love to see them. A fantastic dinner homemade by Kent, a fun table set by me and an amazing evening to help you believe all is still right with the world.