The Outsiders

Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.

A current theme for me is the amount of information I know and my inclusion. For example, I am part of a team of 2 and a half people at work. My line manager and our consultant will attend the management meetings without me, leaving me to look over wondering if any of what is being discussed will be shared. For larger teams I can understand this dynamic, but in such a small team I feel like my inclusion should be mandatory.

But then the cynic in me often thinks it might be good being on the outside – what you don’t know can’t hurt you. I can genuinely deny all knowledge if I haven’t seen something I don’t want to see, and that can maybe take out a little bit of complication.

I remembered that I’d blogged about this before once, but it appears I’ve actually done it twice. I’m not sure whether to be happy or not that my opinion on the subject is the same!

The other thought I had for this post was a dream I described here. The bit in the dining room was so vivid that when I even remember it now I’m pretty sure I actually see me rather than simply being aware that it is me. And that’s a little weird!

Oh, I’m an outsider outside of everything.
Oh, I’m an outsider outside of everything.
Oh, I’m an outsider outside of everything.
Everything you know,
Everything you know,
It disturbs me so.

Outsider by Green Day

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