American work counter culture is special.
Taking a moment and a breath to forgive “you”, American work culture, was something I wish had done much sooner.
Besides feeling human again, instead of just angry, It’s opened my heart to remembering that as much as I struggle with American work culture, there are moments where I am grateful for it.
Because just as there is a strong work culture in America, there’s also a strong and growing counter culture. If you’re someone who resists the dominant culture non-violently, thanks for doing what you do.
I have been part of moments of extraordinary humanity at work. Like when my father had a heart attack. Or when people have hit major milestones. Or when we’ve stumbled upon an “aha.” Or when someone made a huge difference to a customer and we’ve received a letter back. Or when I’ve received deeply personal and sincere advice, feedback, or criticism.
I have deep gratitude for how you have shown me extraordinary kindness, acted with integrity, and treated me with dignity. Thank you.
If you’re part of the counter culture, let’s keep slowly but surely making things more human and more humane.