How often are we grateful for what people do, simply because they have power over us and made a decision in our favour? It may not be because they are good, or made good choices, or even did their job efficiently. It may be because we thought they didn’t screw us up too much, and we are grateful.

How often am I thanked because of this, versus how often did I actually do a good job for those I have power over, those whom I serve?