The Cool Kid...

A piece of ThoughtMedicine:

Trying to be on team with my ego feels very much like team work felt in school: I secretly wished I'd be teamed up with the cool kid, the one that talks back to the teacher, that never hands in homework time and that always acts the loudest.     But at the same time I hoped I wouldn't be teamed up with this kid because I knew it was going to be hard. It was going to be me doing all the work while this kid got all the credit. How does that happen? 

How about: maybe if I entered this team work honestly. If I frankly say that I know this will be hard and we will disagree. But I am willing to give it a go...

maybe then it will get easier. Or at least I'll be less disappointed? I donno. But the ego and the cool kid is one and the same and I know I'd like the cool kid to see that not having the last word is sometimes really okay...

I'd like the cool kid to see that there's other ways to be cool. Other ways to be heard...

There's something about listening to understand. Listening for the sake of listening. Not to respond. Not to talk back. Not to have the last word... I think the cool kid needs to learn that...