Shared Burden

Some of the people you work with care a lot more about elements of your work than you do. You care enough about these elements to think them over, to keep an eye on them and to have a kind of internal backup plan should they require action. But they care enough to bring them front and center right now and insist on immediate action.

Thank God for those people.

Working with people, rather than alone, means that you don’t have to care deeply about everything. There are other people to carry the weight.

This also means that the people we’re working with really need us to speak up about the things we really care about.