The world has a lot of problems, everybody knows it.
You can either stand on the sidelines or get involved and be proactive.
What do I see myself as? A problem solver. This is why I like this quote by Albert Einsten so much.
If part of being proactive comes down to being a problem solver, than problem solving is a concept worth thinking about…
… So how do you problem solve? What does the process to solving a problem look like?
I believe relationship building, alongside math, to be the two greatest problem solving tools that exist for problem solving. Can you think of anything greater? I also believe relationships and math to be one in the same and thus, the most important thing someone could ever learn – the ability to build relationships applies universally to everything.
I made a video explaining this concept further, check it out, or continue reading below.
Now back to Einstein, let’s define what a relationship is:
1. The state of being connected or related
2. Association by blood or marriage; kinship
3. The mutual dealings, connections, or feelings that exist between two parties, countries, people, etc: a business relationship
4. An emotional or sexual affair or liaison
5. Logic, maths another name for relation
Through our understanding of Social Dynamics we have defined relationships as an exchange of value. Where there is an exchange of value, there is a relationship. If you can love it, hate it, like it, dislike it, you can build a relationship with it. Can you think of anything this doesn’t apply to? I can’t, which is why I believe it’s the most important thing you can learn.
Relationships are an exchange of value. Everything is a relationship.
Let’s look at some examples:
Biology – Relationships between living things, the way they interact with each other. The human body is great example because it’s made up of many intricate systems that are all inter-related. The relationship/exchange between organs, systems, bodily functions, motor functions etc. The values that are exchanged in biological relationships are information, or nutrients, or energy.
Chemistry – Relationships between elements and compounds, actions and reactions etc. Looking at the breakdown of all things to the fundamental elements and compounds that all things are ultimately made up of.
Math – Relationships between numbers, equations, functions, geometric shapes, problems, etc. The values that you exchange in math are numerical.
People – Relationships between people are based off of an exchange of needs (survival) or emotion.
I believe the most important thing anyone could ever learn is the understanding and ability to build a relationship. If everything is a relationship, and the greatest problem solving tools also come down to relationships… why is it this is never taught? Why is it that there are no resources to learn such an amazing concept?
How do we learn how to build a relationship?
This is one of the questions my next videos will be based on.
So what do you think? What’s a relationship in your life you have trouble exchanging value with? Leave your comment below. Let’s continue this conversation.
|Lesson 2: Building Parallels Between Relationships|
|Lesson 3: Relationships = Math|
|Lesson 4: Understanding Value|
|Lesson 5: Human Needs|
|Lesson 6: Value vs. Relationships|
|Lesson 7: Coming soon…|
|Lesson 8: Coming soon…|