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Are you working harder than you need to?



I was sitting at the dining room table typing away when I heard a strange flutter sound behind me.


At first, I thought it was a fly caught in a spider web. But to my surprise, it was a dragonfly trying to fly through the window.




While I was excited to see the little guy, I also wanted to ensure he reached his desired destination safely. So, I offered my finger as a lift. He refused my offer.


My next attempt was a yellow post-it note.


He must not like yellow!


Instead of jumping on the bright little paper he repeatedly flew full force into the window, hitting his head over and over again.


The last thing I wanted to do was injure my new friend, so I let him be.


Of course, I checked on him from time to time. Each time I looked over he seemed more exhausted.


Soon, I found him lying sideways. I jumped into action, grabbing my post-it note to save the dying dragonfly.


Just as I touched him, he started his wings as if they were a motor and began banging his head into the window.


Once again, I let him be.


A bit later, I peeked over to see how my friend was doing. I found him in the corner of the window seal stuck in a spider web. The spider was also in the web but hadn’t attacked yet.