There are places in the world where rules are less important than kindness.

Carlo Rovelli

I shared this line, the title of the latest book from quantum physicist and author Carlo Rovelli, earlier today on Twitter after a challenging morning processing the news of the 11,000 colleagues† who lost their jobs today at Meta.

No matter where any of us stand on the company, it’s products or policies, these are ultimately real people who have now gone through a traumatic experience. They are smart, highly skilled, thoughtful, and generous individuals and I’m incredibly saddened for their journeys to end so abruptly. They all deserve our sympathy, kindness, and generosity through this difficult transition. Godspeed to them all.

† Sorry, not going to says Metamates because I think the word is just dumb.