We Don’t Need Another Hero

“I’m grateful to be acknowledged for the risky work we’re doing. Being in an environment where morale is up despite global uncertainty is encouraging. But I have a problem with all this hero talk. It’s a pernicious label perpetuated by those who wish to gain something—money, goods, a clean conscience—from my jeopardization.” Calling Me a Hero Only Makes You Feel Better. (Unlike restaurants, you can’t really tip grocery store workers. One of your fellow readers had a good idea worth spreading: Every time you shop, buy a gift card and hand it over to the checker or bagger.)

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