For the better part of my life, I have been bounced on a stranger’s knee, held captive, lectured to. It is time we spit in the faces of our storytellers. If we do not get off the knee on which we were raised, we will lose. If we do not burn the chairs in which our storytellers sit, we will lose.
When you have a lower-level job, being exceptionally good at it is usually a deterrent to getting promoted. For example, when you’re such a great assistant that your boss has difficulty functioning without you, it means that he or she will keep you on as an assistant as long as possible and will not consider promoting you out of their service.