It’s been said by the conspiracy theorists that Covid 19 and the lockdowns were a way to break the spirit of society – like a type of mental torture to reset the world.

I don’t believe this to be true – but I do know it is possible to break a man’s spirit.

I’ve seen professional sports coaches do it to their players and corporate leaders do it to their teams.

Some hyper-achievers need partners in their crimes – so they can hold them to the same expectations as they hold themselves.

They use fear and power, resulting in a trail of burned-out victims behind them as they move on without a single glimpse in their rearview mirror.

Be aware of how you treat others. Don’t ask them to overextend themselves just because you do. Be careful not to break their spirit.

Not everyone wants to work weekends – or be made to feel guilty when they don’t.