Of brickbats and glasshouses


One of my closest office colleague and the nicest human I know lost her job yesterday. And the reason behind this isn’t even remotely connected to the quality of her work. She was made a scapegoat in a situation involving office politics between few members of the senior management. Although she is financially sound, this incident has left a deep impact on her mental health. She is unable to understand what she did wrong to be treated this way. This is her first job and she has given more than 2 years of her life to this place. She has now been asked to not step foot into the office till the end of her notice period.

Sometimes, life treats us in the most unfair manner possible, or so we believe. At the moment when such situations take place, we lose all hope and everything seems to be falling apart. It becomes extremely difficult to make sense of the situation and try to workout the best solution to cope with it. I am well aware that every bad situation becomes a learning experience for the future but dealing with such situations in present causes unbearable pain with no respite. I hold a firm belief that if we are true to ourselves and our work with no malice towards anyone, the universe will be kind to us. There will be unfavorable situations in life but they could just be a way for us to learn more about ourselves, the people around and the world. The universe has a way to carefully remove all hurdles on our path to give us the life of our dreams. We just need to give our best in every situation and be patient with ourselves.

We all know very well that “What goes around, comes around“. People who willfully cause harm to others have a special place in hell. I’m sure the culprits who have caused my friend to lose her peace of mind will get a taste of their own medicine sooner than they can imagine. The universe spares no one, we humans are just a speck of dust in this wide galaxy.