Low Man on the Totem Pole
OK. As far as dreams are concerned, last night’s was one of the busiest I can ever remember. But what was funny about it was that it wasn’t busy in the car dealership, so all of the sales staff and their support workers had to scratch around for scraps of work, while not doing anything useful. And because I was the new kid, all I could do was watch and learn.
It’s a humbling experience to start again. I know, because I’ve done it many times before. What makes this significant to me is the realization that my subconscious processes may have wanted to take my ego down a peg or two. But even as I recognized that, I was reminded that the low man on the totem pole is the solid base that holds the whole edifice securely in place.
Most of us think we have no useful purpose in the world (existentialism, again), so we miss the fact that a grass roots movement can bring about real change for the whole of humanity.
And business leaders, the world over, know that without their workers, they’d be nothing.