043: Caregivers

Season One Oct 19, 2020

Breaking things is fast, and easy.

Repairing is slow, and usually harder.

We study stubborn disruptors, intrepid explorers, formidable conquerers. We reward people who refuse to budge - following a singular, rigid vision. Rulers who enact "righteous" vengeance over deserving foes. These stories are powerful, familiar, and sticky.

But I think we overlook the contributions of people who quietly put things back together: The ones who heal and nurture (patiently), day in and day out. Across small scales and large. In areas that contribute positively toward long-term, collective wellbeing.

Caregivers come in all ages and bodies, bearing many titles. They create more value than they capture, and share generously despite minimal short-term rewards. They enable positive-sum outcomes. But this vital labor often remains unseen, undervalued by the market.

Where are they?

Are you one of them?

035: Plant Care
I should take better care of my plants.