Greatest Joy

Question of The Day December 6, 2012 ~ Greatest Joy ~

Where do you find the greatest joy?

I’m with Shar on this.

I find the greatest joy being of service to others.
My favourite realm for doing this is in the intellectual, and I also like fixing things in the physical realm, though not quite so fond of getting covered in grease as I was 30 years ago – though I quite enjoyed stripping down the two outboards last weekend and getting them running again, and confounding the young German WWOOFers who had never seen anyone pull a motor apart, and were quite astounded when I went around with my ear to the end of a plastic handled screwdriver listening to the motor (a mechanic’s stethoscope). Then when I removed the starter motor, undid a few screws and then hit it once with a hammer (exactly where, and exactly as hard as I wanted to, and it all came apart gently in my hand – their jaws dropped) – lotsa practice to do that.

I also get a great kick from fixing computers for people.

I get great joy from pushing boundaries, physical and intellectual.

I get great joy from my wife and family.

I get great joy from getting out into nature.

I get great joy from making things in wood, metal, concrete or earth.

There is joy in most things, provided they occur as a freedom and not as a requirement.
I tend to resist orders, but am very happy to help out with requests.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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