October 10, 2008

What calamities can occur to us?

I came across this quote by Ambrose Bierce, which says:
"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves; good fortune to others"
Jealousy is a dangerous emotion. It is very detrimental, and also self-destructive. Applying this to a workplace setup, where I've actually come across this quote when a colleague was flashing the message to everyone, it shows a problematic attitude of an employee. Surely everyone has at least once had someone getting jealous towards them because of something good happening to them, by way of salary hike, promotions, sponsorship to training, or a performance reward among many others...

It's all about the way you see things.. but, as long as the focus is on anything outside of yourselves, I'm sure one is destined to disappointment. Focus on yourself, and you'll at least find something to work on and improve; keep looking at others, and you'll only find disappointment. The calamity is surely set to trigger more emotional misery in life.
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