Work is just like elementary School; it is a myth that people mature.
Every work place I have worked at has people who haven’t matured into adults. The Idea that people grow up is mistaken. Mostly the best you can hope for is that people know to keep their mouth shut so they don’t look like an idiot.
The people who do open their mouths, you often wonder what they are thinking. What do people think they will gain by talking about their sex life, politics, religion or anything like this? Yet I see this often. Even worse, people can’t realize that their social skills are a large reason why they would get let go. Why is that so hard to understand?
In one of my jobs I learned that my Coworker liked to tell others what I said. I said a joke and another coworker who wasn’t present told me about it. So that was very educational for me. Now I won’t talk to that coworker because he has shown himself to want to get others in trouble. I didn’t say anything bad, he just thought it would make him look good.
In school I would rather avoid people who do this drama. Rather than try to convince or deal with these people, I retreat. There is nothing to be gained to be popular by managing the issues of other people. At work you can manage others issues if you are their manager, but if you are not their manager, what business is it of yours?
I think too often people like to know details about others, but they don’t feel a responsibility to be kind or forgiving. People like to sense they are better than others, but in truth we are all pretty immature. We all have tough days, we all can be emotional, and we all have issues. The most professional of us apologize, which I find myself doing often. Not because I am irresponsible, but because peoples feelings are more important than your ego.
What is the point of being right if it only causes others to hate you?
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