Professional?

By: Ananya

She wondered......................................

``Professional’’...............................

The word sounds simple, but no, it is not so simple. .....very twisted..........people make it twisted.............the professional world is twisted.................

Very few people are true professionals with a healthy mindset and a well-balanced lifestyle. They have been guided, or have guided themselves properly and been strong enough to resist misguiding forces- Tough job! Kudos!

What she had seen.......most human beings do not remain human beings when they become professional. ...they become monsters and monstresses...................

They become brand ambassadors of mindlessness-cheating, addiction, obsession, gluttony, greed, body shaming, bad habits, jealousy, bullying, lying, backbiting, flouting of norms, spying, hacking, nepotism, favouritism and many sorts of uncivil, nasty behaviour and nasty tendencies.

Self-ignorance, ignorance of surroundings, of health, of family; letting go of self-control, self-dignity, common sense and etiquettes is a lovely style! The level of bad habits and nastiness in majority of so-called educated adults- wonder if they have been educated at all! Wonder they do not realize that they just appear like clowns!

She wondered.......many people around you do not behave as human beings when you become professional. They make lots of problems crop up due to petty issues. They are on the constant move to disturb you, to malign you, to provoke you, to agitate you. They have nefarious designs. Many become constant comment-passers, not very nice and intelligible comments but you have to understand why they are making such comments, what are their true intentions if you want to safeguard yourself from them. They get very delighted when you get annoyed by the comments, and shout! You have to learn that you have to remain calm and ignore them, for the more you get annoyed, the more they enjoy!

 Many make lots of fun about your weaknesses, about situations that were not so favourable for you. Many make unnecessary fun of your looks and manners. If you do, or want to do something different, many people just come onto you and irritate you because their minds do not have enough room to make allowances for things they haven’t come across, things they do not understand.

Many try to spoil your family relationships and marriage.

People who outwardly show their bad nature are better. People who have a sweet decent outer frame with deep undercurrent of turbulent bad emotions are more dangerous.

Some people, initially favourable may become harmful due to mounting jealousy.

Professionalism is more than work and talent.

It is more about people, more about relationships, more about what people are thinking about you, what they have in their minds about you, what are their intentions, how they feel when they compare themselves with you, their ego problems, etc. It is important to understand all this and carry yourself accordingly....................................

Maybe, before becoming a professional, it is better that you study deeply about human psychology...................................

She was penning all these thoughts in her diary, thoughts that sometimes tormented her mind.... She had been able to come out of unpleasant situations, turn many unfavourable situations favourable by persuasive communication, sense harmful intentions of others and act accordingly....................she was not everybody................she had not blindly done what others had done.......................

But not everybody could be like her..................they had wanted, but they had to surrender to wretched situations, develop wretched diseases..............................................they did not know what else to do.............................................she felt sorry for them................................

She was still in her own zone.................she had manipulated almost everything in her favour..............she felt sorry for those subjected to malpractices and injustice.......................................she wanted to derive solace by  unmasking the `bad, obsessed,mad,mindless..lazy lot’, by making fun of them, what they do...................................