Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) of which I am a proud member, wrote a blog on 7/20/16 entitled, "Can it be stated enough? Why the Noah’s Ark myth doesn’t hold water." Reason is the first of four R-E-A-L dimensions of REAL wellness - it deals with respect for science, a capacity for critical thinking, attention to evidence in decision-making and other ways that educated people exercise common sense. I offer it here in its entirety.
Besides the obvious motivations for work, such as income, connectedness and opportunities to practice your skills, there are other positive returns from what you do for a living. You can benefit in varied ways, for instance, from designing new ways of adding M&P to work, not to mention daily functioning. Succeeding at either or better yet, both, will contribute to mental tranquility and enthusiasm for what lies ahead, every day.
I have sometimes wondered whether our country was to be forever governed by parties full of hatred, full of malice, full of slander. I have sometimes wondered whether or not in the future there would not be discovered such a science as the science of government. I do not know what you think, but what little I do know, and what little experience has been mine, is, I must admit, against it. We have passed through the most remarkable campaign of our history -- a campaign remarkable in every respect.
Can organizations successfully include meaning and purpose (M&P) education as part of worksite wellness programming? Might doing enrich the sense of worth, consequence and value that many employees derive from work life? What obstacles could inhibit meaning and purpose education if it were a part of wellness programming? What benefits seem most likely to follow the introduction of M&P in organizations?
Introduction: Reason Is In Season - Year Round
No one should throw away his reason, the fruit of all experience.
It is the intellectual capital of the soul, the only light, the only guide,
and without it, the brain becomes the palace of an idiot king,
attended by a retinue of thieves and hypocrites.