Has anyone ever justified their actions by telling you what they had to do was, “not personal, it was just business?” The silly thing about such a statement is the idea the something affecting you isn’t personal. If it is part of your life – it is personal.
All that said, there are times when we simply have an unpleasant job to do and, if we’re lucky we can separate the job from the people it will affect. Whenever I hear someone say, “It’s not personal, it’s just business,” I am reminded of Ralph E. Wolf and Sam Sheepdog from Looney Tunes (see above). If you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the video at the end of this post. […]