“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds” ~ Albert Einstein
I faced this today.
I may not be great, but the work that I and my team intended to do, was definitely great. It faced a massive backlash today. And guess what- the people who opposed it, were the very people, who were supposed to benefit from it. At least that was the intention that we had.
However, a few myopic and mediocre minds could not bear to accept the change and protested vehemently. They spread falsities and rallied support to sabotage our attempts. A lot of gullible people took the bait and joined hands with them.
Then, the final nail in the coffin came when the superiors, who were supposed to ensure harmony and peace, played their own divide and rule games.
We were not feeling helpless, when we dropped the idea of bringing the change, although we were indeed helpless. We just saw the pointlessness of it. The very people that we aimed to empower, were the ones who accused us of being power hungry. The very people whom we tried to help, considered us to be their enemies.
I don’t know about my teammates, but I’m still wondering what we could have made, had my peers been less mediocre and more receptive to change.
Nevertheless, I’m taking this opportunity and the free time to hop on to more meaningful matters.