Spies Among Us

Our work is only partly for its proper objects.

The teacher works for his students, the pediatrician for her patients, the CEO for her shareholders. These are the proper objects of their work.

Yet we all also work for spies who are watching our habits and our smallest decisions and who can benefit tremendously from our craft.

I thought of his while watching a photographer take a portrait of my daughter. He was so thorough and so fluid in his work that I couldn’t help but want to imitate him in mine. His work was not for me, but it totally was.

Let’s beware of spies and wow them.