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An age thing?

Originally published at breadcrumbss. Please leave any comments there.

Recently, I had this conversation with a colleague who is close to a decade younger than me. She volunteers with an animal shelter and co-ordinates their fundraising calendar each year.

She: I’m not sure if I want to take on the project again this year.

Me: If you don’t feel it, don’t do it.

She: Well, I don’t mind doing it, but only if I find a good designer who will work for free (it’s for charity).

Me: That’s not relevant actually. Do you want to do it or not – that’s the question. If you want to do it, then you’ll find a way.

She: What do you mean?! Do you know a good designer who will do it for free? Can you help me find one? Then, I will do it.

Me: You should do it only if you want to do it. Don’t do it if you merely “don’t mind”.

She: But, but, but… I’ll do it if there’s a good designer…


I don’t understand why she doesn’t understand. And I think she doesn’t understand why I don’t understand. Maybe it’s an age thing.