Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts.

Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilization starts.


When was the last time that you helped someone else get through difficult circumstances?

What is it that gives any creature the desire to help another creature in times of difficulty?

Is it compassion? Is it empathy? Is it love for your fellow man or creature?

What is it, at the end of the day, that triggers inside our brain, and gives us reason to go out of our way in accommodation of someone else?

When we see something struggling, we, in most circumstances, are empathetically transposing, whatever their problem is, onto our own being, and recognizing the disturbing variables that are putting that person or creature into a state of trauma.

This recognition is the first stage of a multi-staged impetus that awakens within and triggers a response.

Once we have transposed whatever it is that they are experiencing onto ourselves, our brain problem solves, and looks for the most likely, and most opportune circumstance, to enable them to prevail over the obstacle that is impeding them… and gives them ample room to start to thrive again. Failing any obvious solution, we leverage compassion and kindness to help nurture them through their current pain.

When we drill down on empathy, we recognize that this core component may instantly connect any one of us to any creature that is hurting from a wide array of causes. Empathy catapults us to a higher evolutional spectrum that triggers compassion within, and which gives us a stimuli that triggers our desire to intervene and assist that being to a more stable state. Empathy appears to be ultimately learned and grown ever stronger, through repeated similar circumstances.

As these types of situations materialize and resolve in our respective worlds, one would presume that we are that much more ready and capable of becoming an advanced society in which we might ultimately create communal norms that give others guidance as to how they might choose to behave under similar circumstances.

As these norms are taught within a community, a next level of civilization within that community will evolve. There is a genuine warmth and kindness that is communicated in these actions. It helps to dispel the anxiety, fear, and trepidation, that the other party is experiencing, and cumulatively facilitates, a calmer and more rational approach to that which has been most troublesome to the parties at large.

Reach out and help someone in need. (That’s why I write every day. I am determined to change the world, one thought at a time. If you feel same, please share any of my thoughts that resonates with you, with others who are searching for answers.)

Happy Sunday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!