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Here is what I believe.
If you're the type of guy/gal who is super sweet and nice to the CEO (or any executive) of your company, but you also consistently treat the janitors or the front line staff in your company like crap, then there's no doubt in my mind that you're a horrible person.
Yeah, I said it.
Sadly, I'm starting to lose count of the amount of people who I encounter at work, and outside of work, who act this way. It's sickening, it's destructive, and most of all, it has to stop.
So, why do some people act this way?
From what I've seen, it all comes to down to one destructive belief:
The Illusion of Better.
The people who have been hypnotized by the "Illusion of Better" are pretty easy to spot. I'm certain that you've encountered a few of these people at one time or another in your career.
It's the person who will offer the utmost respect and kindness to the CEO of his company, but in his next breath, he'll treat the janitor who cleans his office as if she's a sub-human piece of trash (or at best, she'll be treated as if she's invisible.) He does it because he believes that a well-educated and successful CEO must be better than a "lowly" janitor, and also more worthy of his respect.
It's the customer who acts in a condescending manner towards the store employees whenever she's out shopping. She does it because she believes that since they're all rocking company uniforms and she's rocking Prada, that obviously means that she's better than all of them.
It's the supervisor who treats all of her employees like indentured servants and demands that they "obey her at all times." She does it because she mindlessly believes that her working title makes her better than the employees who have not earned the right to be called a "supervisor."
Those are just a few examples of the illusion, but here's the unshakable truth (and it's one that should not surprise any well-adjusted adult):
No one is ever "better" than another human being.
So what are your thoughts? Do you know anyone like this? My mom always taught me that everyone is equal no matter who they are, no matter what their pay is, no matter what a persons culture may be, and no matter who they may know. She was right you know. I've brought my girls up to feel the same way. They take other people's situations in to consideration. There's a quote that always hits home for me:
We judge people too quickly. We never get to know the chapters of most people's lives that we encounter. How much do you truly know about your co-workers or the people here on Spark? Judge not lest thou be judge. that's always a good rule to follow. Just remember we are no better than anyone else. We may see things differently, do them differently and the outcome be different, but no-where, no-how are we better than anyone else. And that's all I have to say about it.
Just for kicks ~