A question: If you were in search for a specific product to buy and you had three companies providing you the same product, which one would you choose to buy from? And what would be the crucial thing that lead you to this decision?
I came to think of the values we think matters in our decisions, whether it’s the job we apply for or the jeans we buy. I’m experiencing that today it’s the “hard values” that matters all over in our society for example in our hospitals, jobs and even the schools. By hard values I mean things like money, productivity and material gains.
In the healthcare it gets harder and harder to get a response from a doctor unless you’re in a physical ill condition that can’t be fixed with a surgery or a pill, as an employee in a company today you have non or little value unless you work at the top of your ability at as little cost as possible and in the school system there is a lack of resources needed to take care of individuals that does not “abide in the ranks” so to speak.
What happened to the soft values, the empathy, the praising and the friendliness of each other? I so wish for those things to shine trough in our lives. I wish to have a doctor who looks me in the eyes and asks how’s it going when I visiting him/her with an invisible disorder. I wish to have a job in a company that really cares about their employees and looks after them even when they’re having a hard time reaching the sales budget for this month. I wish to have a school where it’s ok to be different as an individual without the condemnation and the conditioning to fit in.
I know my answer on the questions above, I would buy from the person who’s giving me a good gut feeling and shows me friendliness and interest in my persona.
I have mistreating my inner voice and I have ignored it several times over the years, but now I’ve learned the hard way not to go for shiny objects without looking in to things first. I haven’t always done the right thing for myself in order to fit in, but now I choose to take the path that’s mine to take.
All that shines isn’t gold.
“Do what is right, not what is easy”
Take care of yourselves and each other