Are Words More Important Than Actions?
The company you are working for, the school you go to and the people you interact with in that environment, how are they? When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to start a new day, to go back to work, to school? Do you love your job, your boss, your coworkers, colleagues, your teachers, the people you interact with on a daily basis, or do you pray that each day will pass faster than the previous ones and you won’t notice the chaos you are living in?
Do you ever think about it? There are so many people who can’t stand the lives they are living, working in hostile places, studying in hostile schools, where people’s words are bigger than their deeds, where teachers talk and talk for hours without saying anything that is worth listening to, where you have no valuable people to whom you can look up to, nobody to really inspire you, and all that you have is madness, collective madness. There are way too many people who only care about completing their tasks and cashing their monthly checks, and not so much about the work they do. They see no value in that.
When you see these big companies, corporations, schools, student organizations, etc. who have these great visions for the future, and they present themselves as being the best place you could be, the best place you could work for, the best place you could study to grow and develop as a person, you would think that by joining them you will find heaven on earth and that your life will be forever transformed, for the better, of course, but that’s not the case. What I have discovered over the years is that nobody can change or transform your life, and that you are the only one that has this power.
Because you believe them and what they want to accomplish, and because you values are congruent with their values, you join them, and you feel so happy, so lucky that you are part of their “family”, their incredible team, but along the way you realize that their vision has nothing to do with what happens within the company, student organization, school or whatever it is that they are.
The interesting thing about these companies and people in general is, that their words are bigger than their deeds, and if you are one of those people who can use their critical thinking and their own brain, you will become very aware of what they are doing and you will start to ask yourself all kind of questions.
The moment you wake up and realize that the place you work, study, etc., is not in accordance with your high standards, values and belief, and that they aren’t working to make the world a better place, as their vision say, you will eventually have to decide whether you want to bring awareness into that place and try to make some changes, or just leave. This is a tough question to ask yourself, question that will ask for immediate action, and if you don’t take action, chances are that stress and anxiety will “attack” you.
“Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.“ Jack Welch
If you believe in the work you do, it can be really frustrating, especially if you are one of those people who walk their talk, and among the things that get me, or I should say, among the things that really get my ego upset, are those people who use big words, those people who have no clue what taking action and walking the talk really means.
It ca be quite painful to watch how easily people can be manipulated. Whatever you tell them to do, whatever you tell them is right or wrong, they believe every single word of it without asking a single question, nothing, and a lot of times just because you are an authority figure ( You should read about the Milgram Experiment, and you will understand better what I’m talking about).
What is this? How can you live like this? How can you let others lead your life? How can you give all your powers away? And you expect to be happy? Living like this? Is that your life you are living? Do you even recognize yourself when you look in the mirror? Do you even know who you are? I doubt that, because you are too caught up in the collective madness.
Fortunately for all of these organizations, corporations, schools, etc. there are plenty of people who are walking like zombies and have no clue about what is happening with them and around them, who have no clue how their brain really works, or that they have a brain and that it is theirs and they can use it. Why change the way you are running your business when there are so many people willing to do what you tell them too, no matter if it’s right or wrong, moral or not so moral. If you to sit in your chair, do your job and don’t ask too many questions, all will be good and if the vision of the company you are working for is, for example: A Healthier Planet, but they are dumping their hazardous waste and garbage in Third World countries, you must always remember their vision, and mind their actions. What are actions when the words are so big, bold, beautiful, empowering and life transforming?
“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.” Goethe