Fandango’s One-Word Challenge’s word for today is “hidden”
Don’t you love how some people show up acting helpful when the real reason they are there is to meet a need of their own? Most of the time it doesn’t matter as long as the task at hand gets done. But, there are times when a hidden agenda is unacceptable.
Take politicians for example. They run on a platform, get elected then throw that platform away. Not only have they lied to their constituents, but they have shown themselves to have no honor. What I don’t understand is why so many of them get reelected.
While working as a nurse for many years, I was witness to many family dynamics playing out in my patient’s room. The worst of it involved the use of children as pawns in parental disputes. I was privy to disappointments from parental promises that never materialized.
Hidden agendas don’t have to be a bad thing. Sometimes there are reasons why they exist. Giving a surprise party or planning a special dinner are two examples of harmless agendas. We have all been guilty of having one or two of them.
As far as I am concerned, it is better to be upfront with people. To be honest about how and why you are doing something. To be genuine when you volunteer and to be charitable while doing it.