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043: Caregivers

Breaking things is easy. Repairing is harder.

Jeremy Finch
Jeremy Finch
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043: Caregivers

Breaking things is fast and easy.

Repairing is slow, and typically harder.


We study stubborn disruptors, intrepid explorers, formidable conquerors. We reward people who refuse to budge - following a singular, rigid vision. We worship powerful figures 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 ways 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 do you notice the caregivers?

Are you one of them?





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