The authoritative roles above you want to place an unforgiving zipper upon your lips; this silences the loud reflection of the personal values that….well, are not “indicative” of the department.
When did Higher Education who teaches students to open their minds, become so closed to……telling the truth.
I want to take a minute to speak…no, I want infinite time to discuss the reoccurring experiences of those who struggle to be themselves,
respect the mission and vision of their respective “functional” areas, when in actuality………respect for themselves is lost.
To most, we are the “processors” who observe and take time to respond, but the truth….we need to organize and maintain the external scripts given to our internal voices in order to sound…..professional.
[professionalism: a battle between the comfort to be you and societies tape over the box in your throat]
remove the golden scissors from the President’s office to unpack the box and give freedom back to:
the spoken passion,
and reseal –
and those who walk intoxicated at work, drunk from misinterpreted criticism and imbalanced by the inability to separate personal and professional life.
One step, two step, wrong step, back step.
It is time to regain footing and rehabilitate the weakened vocals submerged in Higher Educations flood of issues.
At one, I close my eyes;
At two, I focus my mind;
At three, my words await deployment from my tongue;
At four, I lick my lips;
At five, I tap the microphone;
At six, I confide in the students;
At seven, I apologize for the institution;
At eight, I thank the audience;
At nine, I realize the truth hurts;
At ten, my voice is free.
Not everyone can stand at the podium but……………Nevermind.
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Podcast With Conor McLaughlin on SA Work-Life Balance