Five minutes ago, the boss (who signs off on our time sheet) walks by. I thought to myself how bosses could only mingle with other bosses because if these bosses tried to “fraternize” with their subordinates, that situation could create a conflict of interest in which the subordinates have the opportunity to “brown nose” (or “kiss ass”) in order to climb the ladder of success and therefore receive more pay to spend for self and other expenses.
But in another creative imagery from my mind, I saw people milling around at the base of the “Tree of Life”, where fruits of all sorts and abundance where growing and out of reach. In order to get at the food, they needed a ladder but there was none to be found. Together they formed their own ladder with their own bodies — the strongest and thickest ones at the bottom; the lightest ones towards the top.
In this scene there were two people who could volunteer to climb atop the people and retrieve the fruits. But one offered the other to go first. The exercise in this analogy is: the one who offered the other to go first entrusted number one to bring back the fruits without first eating. Think of it as teamwork: And en route to work this morning, my thoughts were about sharing information among the three of us temporary workers.