Right or wrong, good or bad, big or small, light or dark, white or black. These are just few of so many uncountable variations to define two different sides. Irrespective of what they are and what they do, both sides balances not only the world around us but also our lives in so many ways.
We humans always want to be right, Right? No matter what actions we perform, we always consider ourselves driving smoothly on the path of righteousness. Doing something wrong and projecting ourselves as the righteous one is very bad in fact. This could go even get worst if we not only impale this on ourselves but also on others.
Yesterday, I came across one such case in my office. Before I tell you about it, let me brief you a little about my job description. I provide support to production department resources in my company as well as give training to new recruits. Including me, there are 15 guys with same JD (job description) as providing constant support to 150+ production department resources is not possible for a single person. There are different teams in department, each working under different team leads. I’m also a part of one such team.
So, back to the subject! Yesterday, a guy from another department showed up at my seat to ask about some concerns he had over a certain product. He is a nice person and we occasionally talk too. I’m not mentioning real names here, so lets call him Tom. This is how our chat went yesterday:
Me: And just to let you know, I’m not no longer providing support on Racks as from Dec 1st, 2015, it had been assigned to Harry (not a real name) in Roger’s team.
Tom: Wait!!!! What!!!!
Me: Yeah, haven’t you heard? Harry will now take care of Racks, not me.
Tom: But Harry is not the right guy for Racks. He is not reasonable person like you.
Me: What do you mean?
Tom: Look, whenever I come across an issue, you look into it, right?
Me: Yes because that’s my job.
Tom: Right! So if my point on a certain issue is valid, you accept it straight forward, right?
Me: I do so because I’m not a jack-of-all person. I may know few things but I don’t know everything.
Tom: See this is where you and Harry are so apart. He always considers himself the righteous one, even if he is not. Going to him for support is like a nightmare. Gosh, what am I going to do now?
Me: This can’t be true. Harry is a nice guy.
Tom: No!! He is not what you think he is. As I have worked with him before and the way he argues over certain things has made me believed that he always considers himself as right, no matter what.
Having said that, Tom left my cubicle, leaving me thinking.
To be honest with you, I have no idea why Harry acts like this where he always considers himself right all the time. I have seen him many times arguing with other colleagues about last night’s game or politics and the way he speaks up shows clearly that whatever he is saying is right.
Some people will do whatever they think is right to achieve their goals. This tactic may give them what they want but not without severe consequences. What I encountered yesterday in my office was something very small. This habit of “I’m Always Right!” is turning into a disease rapidly each passing day.
For last couple of years, more and more people, groups or even societies are becoming an easy victim of this Wrongfully Righteousness disease. It is not only killing them but also rest of the world.