Disclaimer: The Blog-Post does NOT mean to Offend any person living or dead, with a hope that this post finds you in peace and harmony.
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It is completely understandable that everyone wishes to grow in life, be it in his/her career or else.
It is also completely understandable that sometimes people get lazy, or rather take things for granted, especially when everything they want is served on a golden platter.
But harping on someone else’s hard work? That’s a totally different level of laziness.
Someone, somewhere, put in their time and effort.
Worked day-in and day-out, planning, organizing and executing an idea.
And an another someone played the card of friendship or hierarchy.
Drowning in agony, spite and self pity, the hard worker will give in.
Why? The person should have stood up for himself!
How? No one wants a hindrance in their path.
The whole culture and practice of bestowing someone with something which they claim to be theirs when they have not made any contribution towards it, is wrong.
And it is completely understandable if someone does not think on the same lines.
Someone will say, “We have done it, you should too.”
But why? Just because they had to do it?
The fact that this someone had to go through something like this should make him not want his subordinates to go through the same.
But come on, who are we kidding!
We would still do it. Because, frankly, no one wants that extra stress of being called an ill-mannered, unkind, narcissist.
It is just a small thing, one article. What’s there to lose?
Your morals. Your principles. The fruits of your hard work.
Someone will say, “Forget your morals, this is the way the world works. Deal with it!”
Why? Because no one wants to go through the deep waters alone.
Hence, a pseudonym, a gift, as it does not sound unethical, wrong or snatched.