Breaking things is fast and easy.
Repairing is slow, and often much harder.
In school, we study stubborn disruptors, intrepid explorers, formidable conquerors. We reward the people who refuse to budge - who pursued 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 underrate the contributions of people who quietly put things back together.
Caregivers come in all ages and bodies, bearing many different 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 these people?
Are you one of them?