I watched Netflix’s new series called Scoop and finished it all within a couple of days. It was so engaging. It breaks my heart to watch it. I know that this kind of thing happens. Politics. Journalism. Ambitions. Scapegoats. I’m really thinking about ethics. To think of what humans are capable of, it leaves me pessimistic about us as a society. I don’t know if there’s ever a solution to this. Politics and power games exist in every society large enough to be called a society. One person, motivated by their own ambition or survival, would not look twice at the consequences of their actions. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a capitalist economy or some other kind, there will always be this power game and there will always be losers.

It makes me think about the consequences of my own work. I’m new and young, and I don’t think much of it when I do my job, but probably some day my actions too will have consequences for people. I hope I am ready for it when that day comes and that I am aware enough to see it. My actions have consequences even now, just that they aren’t serious enough for me to ponder over like an ethical dilemma. Either that or I’m too dumb to see it. I’ll keep an eye out though.

It makes me think about journalism too. I respect them, but I don’t think I’d ever want to be in such a position. There are winners and losers in the game of politics, and I don’t want to play it for the fear of being a loser. The stakes are too high if you lose. I wonder if this system can be made fair. I would love to believe in it but my pessimism gets in the way. After all, it’s justified given all that we humans are capable of.