Harmony is elusive in our lives. We strive to bring it and keep it
but sometimes the melody strays and we become lost in the spiral of trailing notes and bitter chords. Keeping all aspects of our lives in tune is difficult to master as we are bombarded with the needs of those around us. Work and life
can take its toll on us and those we get the opportunity to love. Discord and unhappiness ring through more often than not.
It is why job boards are so prolific (yes, they are alive and well!)
It is why divorce rates are so high. It is why we know so many different types of depression. It is why Nancy Kerrigan's father and Marvin Gaye are dead. It is why self-help books line the shelves of book stores and homes. It is another reason why the economy has been so devastating - the lack of harmony, the falling down of hope and the greed that has shaken corporations, countries, and people.
There was a discussion
yesterday by the AMAZING Sandra McCartt
that revealed the sexiness of being a Generalist, and I do mean sexy and successful. Confidence exudes it, it is attractive and the best calling card there is. The generalist versus the niche recruiter has been a long-time argument/discussion here on RBC. It is a healthy debate and needs to be heard often. Each of us gets settled into a way of thinking and living that can be stale and uninspiring. The stale leads to... bum, bum.., bum....
I think the trap we set for ourselves is when we fail to see the whole picture. Josh Letourneau always
states a compelling argument that is respectful and, often times, opens my eyes. Open-mindedness, a fresh perspective, an opposing opinion are all necessary in order for growth and to move up a level. Without this growth,
a stalemate occurs. Without development, sameness abounds. Without moving onward and upward, our tires spin and mud just gets flung everywhere.
The thing that people often forget about harmony is that it is the differences in the sound that make the song so beautiful. The clash, the opposing ideas bring people together, closer than if we were identical, same thoughts, same goals, same desires. The ying and the yang bring balance, color. Allow for it, don't tune it out.
For when you do, you will become out of tune. And out of harmony.
© by rayannethorn