I am noticing a pattern, but I don't know how much of it is my own warped perspective and how much of it is reality.
It seems to me that the people who complain the loudest and the most frequently are not the same people who show up time and time again to actually make positive, productive changes.
When I show up for meetings that have a chance of effecting change, I look around the room. It's habit, I suppose. Week after week I notice that no matter the topic of the meeting, no matter the purpose of the committee or group, it is the same people with minor changes. And it's kind of exhausting to be constantly on the defensive, and yet to never see the people who are putting us on the defensive in any of these settings...
3 days ago