This world is full of crazy shit. People can be cruel, heartless, and they can and will do anything to succeed. Every day, I am more and more amazed at how far people can go to make themselves look better instead of making the collective whole look better, Every job, every group, and every sport I have been a part of, someone wants to be the best and they will hurt someone to be that person. Many times, they aren't that person at all. Many times, they are faking it, but they have such a positive external image that they can fool anyone.
It amazes me every day. It amazes me every day that we aren't cherishing our co-workers and other colleagues for their unique talents. We aren't seeing what it takes to be a team. Many times if we see a team, we are seeing a small team instead of the larger collective team. One person's actions can impact so much more.
I have been blessed to have certain co-workers that I value and cherish as family. I believe that they are extremely valuable assets to my team. My team is not just a work team. It is a life team. I can go to any of these people and say I need help even if it is 1 AM. They may throw a phone at my head, but they know me and they would recover after a cup of coffee.
My co-workers are my friends. My friends are my family. Don't forget that families stick together.