It is kind of sad when you wake up to a truth about yourself that is embarrassing. It’s too long an explanation, but because of my parent and childhood issues I am a rescuer. Early in my career as a lawyer I discovered this and nearly quit. Clients would come to me with problems and little money and the next thing I knew, their problems were my problems.
Now being a rescuer is not all bad. People and organizations need rescuing. But sometimes the drowning man simply wants to drown. Sometimes the failing organization simply wants to fail. It annoys people when you save them against their will. Usually after engaging in some sort of act of this kind, the thanks I get is…well, it is worse than no thanks at all. In the last several weeks this drive to save the world against its will has taken a heavy toll on ME, let alone the rest of those I am so busy saving.
So there it is, I am going to leave the saving up to the only one who can save. Instead of insisting on applying my expertise to a situation I am going to lean back and relax. All of you people out their yelling fire, call an actual fireman!