Republicans and Democrats disagree about a lot of worldly things. One thing that unites majorities across parties, however, is the belief that this earthly life is not all there is. A large majority of Republicans along with a smaller but still substantial majority of Democrats believe in heaven, hell or some other form of life after death.
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The job market is a crazy place these days. As pandemic life slowly recedes (despite flareups in some areas), people are rethinking what work means to them. They’re reassessing how they are valued and how they spend their time. Record numbers are leaving their jobs. And they aren’t just quitting their jobs. They are redefining success.
Young men and women from Zimbabwe are stepping up to serve missions in unusual numbers, and there’s no secret why. It is the same reason that medical supplies are available to the sick in Zim and some of the starving have food. It isn’t a government aid program or the work of some large, international humanitarian group. It comes down to the energies, vision and kindness of three high-profile Latter-day Saint professional golfers.
We live in a world of constant change. “Adapt or die” is really not an overstatement of what’s required to stay resilient and grow as individuals and as organizations. The secret, if it can even be called that, is to infuse our workplace systems—and humanity itself—with happiness.
We can’t afford to serve two masters anymore because our children’s hearts and minds are a prize to be won.