falling on the Peter Principle

Unconscious incompetent
Unconscious incompetent (Photo credit: pgbailey)

 
i think i just found out what’s wrong with me. indeed, a revelation.
the peter principle could possibly explain my life right now: i have just reached my level of incompetence. ibang level na ito. ito na yung level na wala nang itataas pa. kung baga sa grades, ceiling grade na ito (this is my 110%) . kung baga sa paglipad, the edge of inner and outer space (on the verge of going into outter space with the risk of a huge drop in oxygen and certain death). the end of the rope. that’s it.
after a couple of years of, ahem, “lording” over my contamporaries, i have reached the best that i can be, in other words. this is all that i would ever amount to. hindi rin naman sa sinasabing kulang ang aking narating, hindi kukulangin sa daliri ng dalawang kamay ang makapagsasabi kung gaano ako kagaling bilang isang indibidwal, may leadership qualities at artistic abilities din. (“ahem” ka ng “ahem,” may ubo ka ba?) pero darating din siguro sa buhay ng tao ang puntong hanggang doon na lang. hanggang dito na lang. wala nang ikagagaling pa o ikahihigit pa. may hangganan at limitasyon din ang bawat isa.
true, we can’t get no satisfaction, but reality could get the best of us and make us the best that we ever could be. there’s no such thing as “better than my best,” and when the curtain calls and we make our last bow, we only could hope that we did give it all that we can ever be: our best.
problem is, what if your “best” is only good enough as your “better”?
yun na yun. there’s no turning back. why should you? it would be more natural to stop than to degrade right?
kung iisipin, maaring i-apply ang peter principle sa maraming aspeto ng buhay. like, love, for instance. there are some times that, even in the most perfect relationships, you tend to fall out of love. kung tututusin, hindi naman ibig sabihin nun na kumonti na ang pagmamahal mo sa isang tao kundi wala na lang talaga itong ilalalim pa. hmmmm… this topic deserves one more post.
the peter principle. indeed a revelation.

 

 

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