Cricket. The whole of India is gung-ho about this sport. I have never been, except listening to the scores occasionally by chance. A couple of weeks back, I was with a small crowd cheering a group of my friends who were playing cricket. I do not know anything about this game. So this post is not about the game. Instead this is about what happened after the game.
After the game, everyone targetted a person who scored a duck. Everyone was teasing him to the point he exclaimed in desperation. "I took 4 wickets. Nobody is talking about it. I miscalculated and got out. You guys are only talking about this part. Why are you ignoring my achievements?". I silently agreed with him.
Call it déjà vu. A couple of days later, I heard a similar statement from another friend. It was not about cricket this time but about work. At work, my friend had implemented many positive changes. But the only thing that gets highlighted is the bad things like the customer escalations!
To think about it, isn't it true? The coldness of failure last longer than warmth of success.