He sat at his computer, alone and miserable.
Thanks to LinkedIn, the world knew him as 'Top Contributor', the ultimate mark of shame amongst online authors. 'Top Contributor' flagged him as a nerd, with no life beyond his laptop. His stories were sterile, worthless. How he longed to be 'building influence' or – best of all – 'getting started'.
He considered suicide, then realised he'd never discover if it made any difference. Then one day he discovered a tiny button at the top of his keyboard, a small circle with a tiny line.
He pressed it, and with one bound was free.