Been a long time since I am back on WordPress. Just want to blank out my mind, pen the fleeting thoughts through my mind, just like the slightest snow that disintegrating through grasping hands.
As I listen to ballad song, that ever familiar rhythm, set me on a daze. Whilst squeezing time from my schedule to work in the office, I can’t help but to have the urge to pen a reflection about recent happenings.
Politics, often lay beneath the amiable atmosphere that fills every corner of the environment. As long as people exist, interacting in a common space, there bound to be conflict of interest, and politics seem to be a good collective term to describe that, and the means and ways to achieve and ‘win’ that particular interest.
Being new to the working sphere, despite knowing the existence of politics, I have never seem to step on its boundaries. Honestly speaking, coast is practically clear for me. However,I have recently realised that things are not how it seemed to be, it took me a while to come around it, and a hard lesson was taught very recently. Just like how the sea is mostly calm on the surface, but the darkness and ruthlessness beneath it is not known to people, unless you ventured into it.
Watching people, observing habits, deciphering expressions and dissecting thoughts trains – these things I’m conditioned to do, since young, shed light on people’s interactions. I was, however, careful to be on the sidelines, being the observant one, predicting the future action course. This time, I was dragged in, unexpectedly. Reflecting on it for numerous days, different thoughts and feelings everyday, on the same event. Albeit feeling a tad betrayed, despite an acquaintance relationship being almost ruined, I wouldn’t deny the lessons learnt, nor blame anyone for this. No matter what, it was a good lesson explored, it allowed for better handling in the future, and of course, it shed even more light on the conflict of interest between the two groups of people. Just coincidentally, I was the one sandwiched, and the one who spoke the truth.
A very interesting twist that I have never expected, but still thankful for it.