A useful lesson for Presidents' Day: Some people care enough to take responsibility.
Not shifting the blame, or seeking power or stealing credit. Not finding a sinecure or pointing fingers.
What happens when we merely do what needs to be done?
We've created a culture where taking responsibility is one of the last sure ways to make a difference. It's easy to avoid, fraught with anxiety and rarely done, which is precisely why it might be your best available path.