Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

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On Teamwork

I was terrible at teamwork as a child. It's very odd that collaborative intellectual effort in my career should be so important to me as an adult. I could never learn the rules of games properly because I could never see the point of trying to win them. It always seemed more fun to try as hard as I could to do seemingly impossible things. For instance, when playing volleyball, aged seven, I remember diving way over the line, arms extended, fists clamped together, to get to a ball while all my teammates screamed, "OUT!" I even managed to heave the ball back over the net. I was thrilled at what I thought was my spectacular triumph. Unfortunately, the other team used my miraculous save to spike the ball, meaning that we lost.

It took me ages to figure out why everyone was peeved at me.
Tags: anecdote, meme, navel-gazing
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