Different but not Disadvantaged
Ever felt you are being looked down upon because of one reason or the other?
Ever felt like some people think you don't count?
Have you ever been somewhere someone is looking for a solution and they approached everyone else but you?
Just a week back, there was a small problem where I work. The big boss was not around and so, this urgent problem had no one else to be referred to but the rest of us present at the office. Something funny happened that inspired this post. I discovered, every other person in the office (that knew or did not know about that problem) was approached safe for my humble self. No one seemingly cared whether I had an idea or not. After they'd tried everything and no solution was forthcoming, I just decided to check what they were struggling with. To their amazement, it's an issue I deal with almost every day at school. Within a few minutes, I offered the solution to the problem. I then questioned, why was I not approached in the first place?
I then began the analysis in my head; Could it be because I am only a part timer? Could it be because I am a student and the rest are full time workers? Could it be because I have a different skin colour? I had a lot of "could it bes" in my head. Truth is, all these may be true about me; as in, I may be a part timer, student or different in terms of my skin colour but that doesn't make me disadvantaged; does it?
Are you reading this today and it seem like people just don't see you as 'good enough'? Or it is like whenever recommendations are being made, you are hardly deem fit, not because you have not been doing well but just because you are just 'different'. I am here to encourage you: DO NOT BE MOVED! Whoever is seeing you as disadvantaged is the one missing out on the solution to their problems, not you. Very soon, they will bite their fingers cos they'd come to the realization that they've wasted a lot of time running helter skelter when the solution to their problem is right there with them.
Should everyone around you despise you, do not despise yourself. Should they think you are not good enough, don't join them in such thoughts. Even if they think you are inferior, make no mistake to think the same because you may be different but that doesn't make you inferior. You may have a different skin colour but that doesn't make you any less intelligent. You may have come from a very lowly background, that doesn't make you a pauper at heart. Listen, you are a solutions carrier and you must see yourself that way! In fact, your difference is an evidence you are unique and you have within you unique and uncommon ideas. You may be different but you are not disadvantaged!
Thanks for reading :)
- Le Dynamique Professeur
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