First off congratulations to everyone who was able to collect all of the buttons. We’ve got the list of hardcore members who got them all and we have an awesome prize lined up for them. Find out what it is early next week!
A common conversation I hear right now is about how to plan better for the future. Of course the topic is driven by the current pandemic but it is applicable to all sorts of planning. There will always be a risk/reward to the decisions we make but everyone’s calculation of that risk/reward will be different and individual. What works for one person might not work for everyone else. I think the biggest take away from this discussion is acknowledging that 1 person’s risk does not exactly equate in value to 1 reward (e.g. the positive of going back into the office for me isn’t the same as the potential risks of getting sick). Looking back on past decisions I made I can say things like “isn’t it obvious, of course you should have done XYZ.” But that is biased by the information that current me has now. It is easier to judge ourselves upon reflection and a lot harder to judge based on what we knew at the time. As we move forward into the coming months I think acknowledging that we can only do the best we can is important.