Everyone makes mistakes. No matter who you are or what you are, at one time or another you are going to drop a bollock.
I try wherever possible to keep this in mind, which isn’t easy because after all, I’m not perfect, I’m a flawed human being.
That said, I have a difficult time getting my head around the fact that there are those who judge and criticise people as if they, themselves, are perfect.
Worse than that, there are those who would try to use your errors and mistakes against you to hurt you emotionally or to derail your career.
During my career I had two bosses who, for reasons best known to themselves, had it in for me. It was their wont to try to make my life a misery.
Maybe they didn’t like my personality; maybe they projected their own inadequacies onto me or maybe they were just power hungry narcissistic sociopaths who enjoyed making people’s life a misery. Who knows?
Whatever the reason, I can say that the way they treated me at the time was rather unpleasant. As it happens, both those bosses had to leave the organisation prematurely.
Imagine: they had to leave but I was still there continuing to pursue the career that they had tried to ruin. That had to sting a bit.
You see, what they both neglected to take into consideration is that they too are human. They too make mistakes. And, they are not immune to those mistakes coming back to bite them on the arse.
On hearing of the demise of their career, to anyone watching I appeared humble, unmoved and impassive. But inside, I have to admit, I was pissing myself laughing. Why? Because I’m only human.
People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones