While I hate assigning things to people and telling people what to do (because I feel bossy), I’ve realized something: I’m not really a follower.
All my life, I’ve followed people around and “went with the flow” in an attempt to be easy and just fit in, but in all honesty, I really despise doing that. I hate teamwork, too. I can’t stand to work with others, and I’m not very good at it — and you know what? SO WHAT? WHO CARES? I don’t play nicely with others.
I said it.
I said the thing everyone tells us NOT to say to anyone growing up, and the world is still standing. It hasn’t fallen or exploded or anything of the like, and life is still the same as it’s always been.
I don’t play nicely with others, and I’m not one who enjoys sitting on the sidelines watching someone else do things I could probably do better. I don’t see it as envying someone, and I don’t always think I’m better at something than another person in the same field with similar skill, but sometimes I do think I’m better at something than that other person in the same field with similar skill. I think it’s okay. It’s not like I indirectly talk about them on Twitter or anything (I don’t).
I just think that maybe there are leaders who are better as followers and followers who are better as leaders. “Leader” is a rather heavy term that can mean so many responsibilities, but those responsibilities don’t necessarily have to be everything in a particular setting.
Maybe a leader is a teacher who has someone else decide the curriculum.
Maybe a leader is a boss who has someone else manage everything for them.
Leaders and their responsibilities vary far and wide.
Maybe I’m not the only one unknowingly participating in a charade.