Synergy and Joy: An Introduction
Hello, Hi, and Welcome. I'll keep this first post short and sweet; it seems customary to introduce oneself after first joining this website. That being said, my name is Zack and I'm a Veterinary student that's hoping to join the Army Veterinary Corps and I love animals and such. My interests are multifarious. I enjoy reading practical books that challenge your way of thinking; I actively pursue opportunities to practice - and learn - new methods of leadership. Of course, I enjoy a nice jaunt through Mother Nature as well; as you can see from my photograph there.
My motivation for being on the website is slightly unclear to me at this point in time; but it's my hope to provide some content worthy of intellectual thought - and in an optimal scenario - challenge others to pursue self AND inter-self development through conversation. To be entirely candid, I've grown rather tired of all of the junk on the internet these days, mainly those routes coined as Social Media. Moving forward, my goal is to engage in discussion about some wonderful books, theories, ideas, etc. I wouldn't be incredibly morose (See Dead Poets Society) if I made a little money along the way.
Allow me to purpose a question to anyone who might be reading this; for what purpose do you find yourself online writing, commenting, and reading on this website? I suppose what I'm trying to portray is the importance of finding your "why?" This idea comes from an author - I'm sure many of you have heard about - named Simon Sinek. If you haven't already read his book, I challenge you to sit down and read it. I won't spend any extra time speaking about the book, but I thought it was a good transition into a thought I had the other day while climbing a mountain in Southern Oregon. Let me know if you've ever thought the same...
It pains me to see so many people get caught in this societal "rinse-wash-repeat" cycle. What I mean by this (in no particular order):
- Go to work; work 8-10 hrs a day at a job that you may/may not enjoy.
- Get home; cook dinner, and take care of any other standard "to-do's."
- Save up enough money to travel somewhere (MAYBE).
- Occasionally go to the lake or have a barbecue.
- Pay your bills.
- Buy unnecessary items.
This brings me back to the title of my post. Where is the joy in that, and how does one find synergy in their life? Also - what the heck is synergy, for that matter? I hope to explore these questions/concerns over the next few weeks and hopefully I can convince some of you to join me.
Thank you very much for reading! Have a nice day!