The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
Don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Here is an example:
A monitor in class didn't like a particular student and he started torturing his each and every action. But when that student started reacting against the monitor, the monitor goes to teacher and complaint. The teacher who made the monitor, took the side of monitor and complaint about that other student's behavior to Headmaster. Other teachers took the side of their friend teacher, obviously they didn't want to oppose him and also they have to work with him in daily routine. The Headmaster heard the story of the teacher who was supporting monitor and expelled the student because he was not behaving well with the monitor. In Entire episode the main and important thing missed to discussed as why that student is not behaving well with monitor. The entire torturing part of the monitor was kept in dark. Thus, his (the other student's) character was just made in negative way because the monitor was supported by his teacher and teacher was supported by other teachers in group. Later, few other students started supporting the monitor because he had the support (power) of other teacher.
Service to mankind is service to God.
It is nice to see your example. But in some cases, such student always feels that instructions given by the monitor as torture. That does not mean monitor uses his power. Of course, it is a power given to monitor to do so. If that student feels so, then there should be no monitor or he should become as monitor. The monitor holds all the responsibility about the happenings in the class. That is why he gives a set of instructions to follow. There is no room for disobeying in such an environment.
What surprising me is even there were given so many instances and prove that the monitor was "biased", still the teachers are not finding the fault in the monitor. Its really surprising attitude from the people who call themselves from education world.
People are humans, not saints. Most of us falter and we take the easy way out. This could mean taking sides because we do not openly want to condemn the action of someone who is on our side. That would amount to making enemies.
We also misuse power. Power is one of the most lethal arsenals in the hand of us humans. It gets deadlier when we begin to feel that we are indispensable or when someone else is completely reliant on us.
What we forget is that the most powerful person on earth can be replaced within a matter of minutes. Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in President, within minutes after the assassination of John F Kennedy. Power switched hands. We must remember that we are not indispensable; there is always someone who can take over.
We also judge people because we believe we are better than them. We have no qualms about doing so, because in our minds we are the epitome of perfection, and it is fine for us to pass judgement on others because we also think we are entitled to do so.
When people introduce themselves saying, I am honest or I am helpful, I listen to them with much amusement. Is that not for me to decide? Such people want to stay in the spotlight, any which way. They publicise their qualities so people look at them as being an affable people. When in actuality, they are conceited individuals who portray a false image.
Most humans work with an agenda and it is designed to suit them. We prioritise things to benefit ourselves. Others are least of our priority.
Why do you think we character assassinate other people? It is to earn sympathies of the onlookers. We do so when we fail to justify ourselves and find ourselves on a sticky wicket. We keep afloat by running down the other person. In doing so, we shift the focus from our inadequacies on to someone else. It is a tactical move, which ensures our survival. Some go about it in a planned manner, others do it unknowingly. We work our way around situations, so we come out unscathed, even if it means character assassinating someone else, as long as we stand to be proven right, in the eyes of the spectators.
So, yes, even though it is improper, character assassination stands to be justified.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak" - Michael Garrett Marino
However, one thing I would like to mention here that "instruction" should be like instruction and not "demanding" or "dictating". We just need a "smile" to instruct and not "shout" to show oneself a BOSS.
No life without Sun