Would I feel the pain if I have never been there myself? Would I understand the soil and toil if I’ve never experienced similar predicament before? Would I envisage the unspeakable pressure and almost insurmountable discomfort if I have never been placed in the same shoes then?
More importantly, could I pull myself away from my own personal emotions, remain fair and unbiased in my judgement before placing those frustrating numbers into the spreadsheet I loathed in the past?
I was warned of what I was to encounter. But nothing could have prepared me better anyway. I guess it’s just something I have to go through to truly understand what it is like looking at things from a different light. Perhaps I’ve gotten “too involved” – that was what a good friend of mine told me over the phone this evening.
Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you