Team Nice Gets Political

Dave Haste
By Dave Haste Last edited 122 months ago
Team Nice Gets Political
Misery Ain't Working

This weekend column is brought to you by the founders of Niceties Tokens, Liz and Pete of Team Nice.

27. Self Improvement

Team Nice is a large collective of people of varying ages, professions interests. Any organisation has to be diverse in its skill-sets because an organisation boasting say, 200 people, who can all knit a perfect jumper but cannot do much else will run into problems.

So if you accept the idea that great things can only be accomplished when you join forces with others, it leaves behind an unspoken question…

"How much effort should you put into fixing your faults?"

That is to say, should we instead just concentrate on perfecting what we’re good at, and find someone to fill in where we're not so skilled.

From a personal perspective, such an arrangement would probably guarantee that this writer would never set foot in a kitchen again. From a broader perspective such an approach would probably guarantee that many more things were accomplished in every walk of life.

The problem is, we all want to improve ourselves. Even if we know we'll never be Picasso, Eric Clapton, Bill Gates, or (insert your genius of choice here). Most of us keep trying to get as close to the top as we can.

Speaking for myself, I may produce some horrors in the kitchen, but sometimes I kind-of enjoy it too.

By Peter Muriuki

Last Updated 02 December 2007