When we experience trauma in our work environment, we could easily fall prey to allowing bitterness to infect our being. When we become consumed with bitterness we are unable to function at optimal level and find ourselves being alienated as a result of our negative attitude. Recognising that you are suffering from Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED) is the first step in the right direction to healing and peace.
It is incumbent on each of us to constantly evaluate whether our moral compass is still pointing to our true north. We need to continually ask ourselves whether our actions are informed by our own beliefs that we carefully considered, before we concluded that they are fit to be used in our moral compass. How certain are we that we are not just believing what we are because those around us believe it? Or, that we are believing what we are because those who we have crowned with a halo believe it? Applying one’s own mind is paramount if we were to avoid the temptation of outsourcing our morality to others.