There was a time when I recklessly walked to the front with a bunch of awardees (which I was one) in university.
I found I ended up sitting next to President Chu. I didn't know if I should sit down.
"If you don't sit, nobody would"
And I thought I was just going there for a lunch and then I'd go back to sleep.
There was a time when I wrote emails titled "strategic review" for my startup, because I couldn't think of a more concrete email title for the reasoning process. As cliche as that title is, everybody knows what it means.
And then I dropped the ball, because I thought I was called the CTO and I should make things.
And then the startup lost its direction.
For quite some time, I thought the problem was some other dude with the more appropriate responsibilities didn't take it, or keep doing it in a similarly open format.
But the actual thing that happened was..
If I didn't care, then nobody would care.
It could only start with me.