Just ran across this short piece by coach and sports scientist Steve Magness. It suggests that the sport of track, where the success of a team is forged through mutual support of diversity, could provide a metaphor for a positive society. Distance runners, sprinters, throwers, jumpers, multi-event athletes—contributions must come from all disciplines, and everyone on the team benefits from the hard work of others, even if it’s different from your own efforts. I’d add to his analogy that, just as in cross-country, the most important points often come from the people who aren’t the fastest, that a team is more than the sum of its parts.
Indeed. Just like the accounting world, where you gotta have someone that looks good in a suit, a pure numbers person, an insightful tax regulation interpreter, etc.
Rule One: let’s not be divisive and then take it from there.