Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blame Game

The Blame Game is something that we see in our daily lives. It’s increasingly being used in all fields and at ones workplace to be a pro @ playing the Blame Game is considered a pre-requisite to become a successful boss.
Now why did I choose to write about this all of a sudden? Well it has been over 6months since my last post. Owing to work/travel commitments I’ve not been able to write. But today when I was reading my regular dose of news feed on my way to work, I saw this piece of article by the Pakistan Hockey Federation & their national hockey captain. Then I thought its time that we learn how to accept defeat/mistakes gracefully and learn how to be successful not only in superficially but by the word itself.
Now, coming back to the article that instigated me to write this post. The Pakistan Hockey Federation claimed that the Indian crowds were being too abusive and booing them so much so that they lost against India in a do-or-die match in the recently concluded CWG. Now, there is a possibility that there would have been a handful of people in the crowd that would’ve used profane language but in general the crowd was just supporting and cheering the home team (any crowd would do this). If this was a reason why the Pakistani Team lost in the hockey match, I think they should consider having a tie-up Bose and ensure every player uses a noise-cancellation wireless headphone if & when they play (no pun intendedJ ). Secondly, and most importantly, if losing and if finishing bottom wasn’t enough, they try comparing their result against the Aussie’s and proclaim that their loss was better than India’s loss!
Now the other blame games of Kalmadi to Modi, from Rooney to the Aussie’s everyone is busy playing the blame game like it’s something to be proud off. There may be instances where you get blamed and criticized for something you are not solely responsible for, but doesn’t it make more sense to let your actions do the talking than words. Why do we always look for a temporary way out and never ever look at the bigger picture?
Before I sign off, when I say we it means all of us (including me), so I’m not giving ‘Gyaan’ (an Indian word for an over-rated, unnecessarily long, metaphor filled, stern toned piece of something that is supposed to be advice & instead ends up being meaningless and agitating the recipient).
I just wanted to say that it is not enough to be good in everyone else's eyes, rather its more important to have a good character and do the right things even when nobody's looking.

PS: This post has no image nor formatting as I couldn't wait to get home and do the necessary on my computer hence I've posted it from my phone.. :)