Do something about it! That’s Rachel’s message – and a great one at that! We can all complain the day away (and it’s totally necessary to get things off of your chest or you’ll explode) – but in the end it comes down to you.
If we’re going to continue to remain relevant as a profession, we need first to take personal responsibility — for remaining informed, for building something that goes beyond ourselves, for moving forward in our careers. Our institutions are nothing without their people; our profession is built from our multiple and ongoing contributions to the field. It’s difficult to be proactive in moving ourselves or the profession forward if a sense of entitlement and a belief that we are subject to forces beyond our control permeates our careers.