Librarians and relationships, love and mind dynamics
January 15, 2011, Saturday
"Very often, involvement with a dear one or concern for that person prompts interference or meddlesome behaviour. This is concern at times becomes counterproductive as it can stifle and even extinguish the spirit of exuberance. … Having a magnanimous mindset that releases, rather than holds captive is what true relationships are all about. If you love someone, set him free. ….. An important aspect of nurturing involves the ability to let go. ……. The most genuine of relations are the ones that never need constant reaffirmation. They are ones that transcend dependence, and never beg reciprocity" (Deepak M Ranade, Speaking Tree, Times of India, January 15, 2011, Saturday).
As librarians what do we understand from this for our professional practice and conduct?
· We love and respect our bosses but conditionally. What is needed is that love and respect should be based on selfless intent. We all love and respect our co-workers and subordinates …. But that should be selfless and without asking for rewards. We should love and respect and assist our patrons and members with without asking for rewards, recognition and what not. Our concern should be un conditional.
· If We assume that we are magnanimous as librarians we must without our rules and guideless set the patron / user member free. Then the true professional relationship blossoms unbound.
· Keywords:Librarian,Professional relationships,selflessness,love,respect,freedom.
Saturday, January 15, 2011