One of the problems of being in a bureaucracy is that administrations change more often than the main line of employees. In a higher education setting, administrators come and go while the faculty remains.
This means that you have to put up with seeing bad ideas over and over again.
And you know what? Willpower is finite. Thus, one’s ability to present the same points over and over again calmly may also be finite. Your mental endurance is tested over and over again.
And when you keep being forced to make those saving throws over and over again, you live knowing that at some point, you’re inevitably going to roll a 1.
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