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Normality as the Holy Grail

May 2024 2 min read

Were you ever surprised by a mere normality. When you're joining a new company and people you meet, your boss, your colleagues, they're just normal. So you keep waiting when it starts to become real. As reality is intense, and leadership positions are demanding both intellectually and emotionally. So it should be a mere wishful thinking.

Then nothing happens, I mean nothing bad. You're doing the job, have nice people around, want to contribute your best as the result. How cool is this. When it happened that a mere normality on a job became both great and unusual?

Quantitative research gives some clues:

Although there are problems in economy, in politics, there is a war in Europe it still doesn't feel enough to lose normality at a scale. Well it doesn't touch the modern russia or the war trenches, both of which not normal by default. Each decade there're problems humanity faces. Reading news from 1960's, 1980's, 2000's shows that "in the moment" there're always things to stress about. So there should be a mental shift that led us to the current workplace culture.

So how it came that it's a big surprise when your work environment is just normal? What if it doesn't matter. Why analyze and think it through when you can be just enjoying, doing your work, growing in a healthy place.

I don't have the answer, really, and I doubt that it worth spending time on it. If you got lucky, it worth using it. If you don't, keep searching, Holy Grail is there to be discovered!

Everything is usual on this photo: a Mac, a cup of coffee, a glass of water
Everything is usual on this photo: a Mac, a cup of coffee, a glass of water