Not alone

Rayne Fisher-Quann writes about isolation as being in opposition to living, and while her topic isn’t work per se, it feels like the lessons she shares hold as much truth for how we live while working as how we live while doing everything else. “Relationships with other complex, flawed people are beautiful and transformative and fulfilling, but they’re also inherently maddening, infuriating, hurtful, stressful, and yes, triggering,” she says. Sometimes I worry that the discourse around work (intentionally or otherwise) shunts us into thinking that the fewer interactions we have with other people the better. But the people are the work, not a distraction from it. Even when—especially when—it’s the people who create our biggest challenges.