I am a techie - hard core nerd even to other techies who interact with me. I can talk two levels up than 0s and 1s. Thats what I am. But my job demands me to interact with lot of people since I involve in product(software) design and strategy.
I have mounds of stories to share about people interaction. For one, the most toughest job for me is to get to understand people. I cant read between lines. I cant understand their hidden intent. Two, English is a dangerous language. It will take lots of hard negotiations and rejections only to finally realize that both of us were meaning the same thing. Some people are energy suckers. . Energy suckers can wane you off and test your threshold. Some are tactical; you wouldnt know they are targeting you.
Anyway, you can gauge a lot by interacting. I do lot of interviews as part of recruitment. Its a draining process. Talking to many people to just find one suitable candidate requires patience and perseverance which I totally lack! Sometimes its easy to knock off when the qualities/skill sets dont match and its obvious But its not always the case. Some are smart! They understand the interviewee and respond the way the interviewee will like to hear. Thats talent isnt it?
A candidate once almost knocked me off when he proposed a solution to the problem I posed and ended with "I am sure you would have solved the same way!". What do you think my assessment would be? I did rate him good to hire. Of course it was just not me. Others were tricked similarly and now he is a lame duck doing nothing once hired. No contribution whatsoever!! :-S But my manager says its ok to make mistakes :)
Anyway I have been thinking; as you go on and on; your cup of creativity drains empty Is it so? Or that you are too occupied and stressed that you fain to think creatively.
Well, I am just retrospecting myself. My blog posts have dwindled, my variety has reduced, my enthusiasm to document what I observe has gone down. There are no dearth for thoughts so; just that I am not comfortable to share them with here. Thats the disadvantage of revealing your identity :) You are scared of endless and senseless debates, people forming an opinion about you and so on. How frankly can I share my thoughts on carnal pleasure, drinks, secret side of women, dirty side of corporate world, dark alleys of relationship and so on? I will surely get a couple of "Are you ok?" , "What will people think about you?" mails.
I definitely dont like to talk about my work. Nor am I interested in bitching and complaining. More often than not; my sarcasm is misunderstood. Current affairs are all similar lots - corruption, political drama, movies, red tapes, traffic, pollution, balh..blah..blah.. My ethics does not let me share somebody's personal story. What am I left with? Endless tales of my little travel and mounds of photographs to share.
But whats my purpose of this blog? Am I looking for an audience to appreciate my photography skills? Am I wanting to blow trumpet about my travel? Why should I share what I feel about certain things? No! I have not found a compelling reason to draw curtain over my blog yet :)
I dont think I will! But why did this thought even arise?