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The Gray Area

“Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.” Robert Brault

“Wrong is wrong even if everybody is doing it. Right is right even if no one is doing it.”

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but our aim is too low and we reach it.”  Michaelangelo

The gray area is safe. We love it because we can settle there whenever we feel the need. If we are offending anyone, it is helpful to bow out and state we are in the gray area. It always works because we don’t have to choose a side on any issue whatsoever. This even applies to parents who disagree. The parent in the gray area is not forced to state any opinions, or argue any issues. I view this area as weak, unproductive and sometimes a cowardly position.

Companies make deals and fire people. They state it was a necessity and everyone knows the truth, but no one speaks. We fear leaving the comfort of the gray area as it feels like home. Those people whose jobs are terminated, may protest but to no avail because it sounds like sour grapes. Those who do not rebel but know the facts, keep quiet because they need their jobs. They absolve themselves of guilt in the name of their family’s needs. At some time in the future those that did not rebel, may find themselves in a similar situation as the group that just got  fired. Most likely The new hires may  not stand by them. As long as we are surviving, we forget to bother about those who are not okay. Continue reading