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November 11, 2020
Anonymity

A former boss used to get unsolicited feedback all the time.

If it was left anonymous, he threw it in the trash.

If it was signed, he spent the time to read it and consider what they were saying.

 

He understood that what he was doing wasn’t for them.

If they wanted to have a discussion, he would have gladly sought them out to talk it through.

But he couldn’t do that without a name.

 

He wouldn’t let faceless complaints get in the way of the work he was doing.

Or in the way of the lives he was improving and the people he was leading.

He listened to the critics who had the respect to sign their names. And he had plenty of them. As one does when engaging in meaningful work.

There wasn’t enough time to work on tracking down the others.

 

IT’S NOT FOR THEM.

 

And some of your critics aren’t worth listening to either.