Supporting Brainwork and Problem Solving

There are many types of work.  From repetitive tasks, to manual labor, to homework, learning new skills, spending time, spending money.  Humans were actually made to work.  To do work towards a purpose makes us happy.  That can be making a meal, caring for someone, working for a paycheck, building something, growing something.  We build careers and gain status the longer we are in something and eventually can become experts at the field we are in.  Many video games are built in the same way, to have the user gain status throughout the game in some way, shape, or form.  We enjoy mental stimulation, like games, puzzles or giving advice on a situation we understand. 

One type of work that we generally don’t like is problems, complications, going back to school.  This is a different part of the brain and in business the most desirable people are those that can solve your problems for you.  Mechanics, consultants, problem solvers will be paid better than those that do repetitive tasks.  In politics and in life there are problems and there is a desire in us to make them go away.  We have to use our hearts and brains to go about that the right way rather than immediately chose the one with least effort.

 “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Thinking is hard work; that’s why so few do it.”

-Albert Einstein

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

-Henry Ford

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We Aspire to be a Good People

There is one fundamental truth about politics of which without there would be no point in fighting the good fight.

We are happiest in a society that cares, that is selfless, works together to solve problems, that stands for principles, and where the collective comes before the individual.

We honor those that put their own lives at risk for the greater good and our favorite stories are individuals overcoming adversity for a cause greater than themselves.

When we see others work hard for something, we root for them to achieve it, and we relish sharing in the joy of others.  Our holidays celebrate joy, sharing, and standing for what is right.

Working toward a purpose can be incredibly rewarding… to build something, take care of someone, do something good for the environment.  Companies often sell potential employees that their mission has meaning to it and their work will be rewarding.  Having soulful entities in our life is very important like a mother or father or teacher that shows love and encourages us to be a good person, a church, or school/graduation.

In our favorite movies the protagonist is generally trying to do the right thing, perhaps for something bigger than themselves in the face of some fear that requires some great effort.

When we accept that we aspire to be a good people, we begin to understand that moving mountains can just be a matter of messaging and energy.

It is vital to remind ourselves that we and those around us aspire to be a good and just people, for in that environment our aspirations and standards are at their highest.

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