As much as I love the Princess Bride, I could never agree with Westley that “life is pain.” Is there pain? Yes. However, if you are doing it right, the good outweighs the bad. However, frustration? That is completely and thoroughly entrenched into everything we do in our lives. From just having to get to work to things actually happening at work, it’s as if everything we do is designed to cause nothing but frustration.
Which is completely draining. You can bang your head against the brick wall only so many times before you feel like you’ve lost all of the brain cells you had. And you have to accept that some things can’t be changed, even if you are absolutely sure they should be changed, for the good of everything.
It’s a lesson I know, but I can’t follow. Sad as that is, I know there are things I should just accept, but I can’t do it. I can’t just idly sit back and accept some of the things presented to me at work. It is detrimental to everyone involved and I feel like it’s my duty – our duty, everyone at work – to try and make things different. Because, if you don’t try, obviously, nothing will change.
But, it makes me tired. Along with other things occurring at work, I’ve been feeling completely beaten down. I’m working on figuring out how to have it just roll off my back and to march on.
Maybe this is the answer. It used to be, this blog of mine. Maybe this is the answer.