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#013 Working Alone

posted 28 Sep 2017, 01:31 by Aaron Brownlee   [ updated 28 Sep 2017, 01:31 ]
"Distance yourself from people. If they care, they'll notice. If they don't, you know where you stand."  - Ziad K. Abdelnour

I don't know why but I've always found it easier to work alone. Maybe it's that I don't like having a group that could end up working on ideas I don't agree with, or maybe it's just that I like being able to do every task exactly how I want it to be, and with others that can never happen. Maybe it could be that when people are making obvious mistakes, I don't like watching people go down a path that I can see will clearly fail while being unable to stop it without sounding arrogant like I'm trying to take control of everything.  Whatever it is, whenever I'm working in a group I often end up thinking that If I was alone I could do things far more efficiently and better than the group could as a whole. Obviously, there are advantages to having others working with you. You can get far more perspectives than you ever could get as a single person, but that only seems true when the people you're working with are equally as experienced as you are in the are the group is working on. For example, if you had 10 writers who write books about nature, working with 1 architect, and the group was meant to design a building, the workload would be uneven since the nature writers can't even come close to designing a building as well as an architect, who has experience in the field. Now even though I'm not professionally trained in anything, when I'm paired randomly with people to work with, I generally end up knowing more than they do, so it gets annoying working with others. It seems to be just part of the world that you'll end up being forced to work with people less experienced, so maybe I should get used to it. I don't have any intention of going into a job where you have to heavily work with other people, but I guess even if I work alone, I'll still have to communicate with people I'm doing jobs for. Anyway, Thought Over,

- Aaron