Why “A/The Better Person”?
A few months ago, my colleagues and I were all busy getting ready for one of the grandest activities of the organization that we belonged in, and the biggest event that we had worked on (and will probably ever work on). It was staged last July 29, 2014 for the 27th of July’s celebration – can you guess which event it was?
I was absent during one of our rehearsals, by which I had failed to advise my supervisor about my not being there. Yes, partly I was wrong about not informing him earlier, but we’ve all had those emergencies when we just couldn’t find time to get our hands on our phones. This was one of them.
Long story short, my supervisor was infuriated and said things that still makes my eye twitch whenever I remember that most unfortunate day.
You see, my supervisor is (up to this day) one of my non-biological “big brothers” – and just happened to be my boss for that particular event – so you could imagine how I felt about the whole ordeal. We were both upset because we knew that we had disappointed each other in a terrible way.
But to me, I was the victim.
For two weeks, it seemed like we came to an agreement to not speak to each other at the office. It was harder for me because all of the work that was supposed to be mine, he gave to someone else. I became inactive and went home earlier than I usually did.
That’s when my boyfriend/the-person-who-always-keeps-me-in-the-right-place very discreetly wrote a note to me at the office one night. The note said that he couldn’t stand seeing me and my supervisor (who was also a very good friend of his) in such a mess, and told me that it was time for me to “be a/the better person” and be the one to fix the problem. It was a difficult thing for me to do, but I did it anyway.
It wasn’t that hard after all! Everything was back to normal.
So, that’s it! Lesson learned!
I’d realized this lesson before, but if it wasn’t for that extra push, I wouldn’t have applied it… or it would have taken me forever to have the courage to be a/the better person.
It’s amazing how you can learn so much from the people that surround you every day, especially the ones that mean a lot to you and have influenced and continue to influence who you are.
When you feel like you have to be right all the time but you never end up winning, it’s time to step back and let someone else be right. It saves a lot of time and love.
Be a/the better person every time everyday without letting your pride take away the best moments – and the best people – in your life.