Community. Tribe. Team.
It’s what human beings are drawn to.
Even when we’re loners.
A network of friends and family and resources and colleagues.
My 10th level wizard on speed dial.
Outsourcing my spells.
Ideally united in the goal of making things better in the world.
It’s who we desire to serve, and what we desire to build.
Our hope for tomorrow.
As humans have never in history ever thrived alone.
I’m not infinite enough to learn and do it all.
So I appreciate the experts in my life.
The people who are willing to be experts in the things I can’t absorb too.
The friends willing to share the collective burden of tasks gathered in a single lifetime.
I selfishly hope my mechanic and chiropractor never, ever retire.
And in truth, I’ll help them however I can, should they need my skills.
I even already have.
Exchange of comparable value.
Expertise for expertise.
An ear for an ear.
Value for value.
The freedom to know that I don’t have to worry about “that thing” that I’m uncomfortable with.
Because, “I got people for that.”
Isn’t that a level of cooperation we all seek?
I appreciate the experts in my life who can focus on the things I cannot.
I want to be someone’s “people for that.”