Category: Questions for the Public

On Giving Support

What does giving support mean to you? That’s a bad question, because the answer, for every individual, also depends on the context. Support one on one is a lot different than group to group support, or group to one support. When explaining what support really means, it’s important to take all these different contexts in mind. Learning a lesson from contemplating about support in general should be possible here if we try to answer what giving support should really be in any community or one on one scenario.

When giving support to a community as an single individual it must mean that you have a great service, like a plumber or an appliance repairman, or you have many resources like a prince or a governor. Such support from an individual to a whole community might include funding charities, employing people, helping locals get out of debt, supporting community events, etc. But from a group to a single person, support can look much different, although, as we’ll explain in our conclusion, there’s the same similar essence in both kinds of support: an individual supporting a group vs. a group supporting an individual.

When a whole group is supporting an individual, it might manifest in the following forms: rehab, landscaping, appliance repair, fence building, etc. Also, the whole government supports every individual in our population, even if you consider government to population support to be group to group support. Every individual who is a citizen has the chance to receive support from their government, but often this manifests in the form of a single government official which might equal one on one support between government official and a single citizen. For instance, we’re grateful to have this support from Canada where we hail from. But what we have spoken is speaking universally or, in better terms, generally for support in complex human civilization, and doesn’t just pertain to Canada.

Moving on, these are the ways in which support can manifest in society, especially societies where government support is more frequent. Often, in places like the United States of America, support comes from private enterprise, with such institutions as health insurance companies, roofing companies, appliance repair companies, etc. On the other hand, every time we buy something at the grocery store we pay a tax and that tax is supporting the efforts of the government. And to become more metaphorical, shouldn’t a rocky outcrop supporting a dying, ancient tree be called support? If we consider the word a structural term to describe helping the integrity and strength of something in order to hold it in place without faltering, then we can say that nature supports humankind every day with the abundance of food and oxygen we need to survive. Before this turns into a sermon, I just want you to go away with thinking what the best support in the universe is… What above all else gives support to as many things as possible in the universe? We pray to it everyday.

Ethiopia Network Asks Do You Enjoy Working with Your Hands?

how to get better with hands

We have all hands together around the world working on the coronavirus, okay maybe our hands aren’t touching because of social distancing, but our hands are still together in this! Many of us are good with our hands without knowing it, and we’re not just talking about the metaphorical sense of when you invest time into something. We’re talking about physically working with our hands, which many of us are doing on a daily basis even if we don’t consider ourselves good at it. Every time you lift something or type something into your phone you are working with your hands. Maybe you don’t have hands and that’s unfortunate but you can still get your hands involved in a metaphorical sense.

If you want to get better at working with your hands there are many things you can do. Here’s a list just to get started before we talk about our favorite thing–appliance repair.

8 Things to Get Better at Working with Your Hands

  1. Learning a musical instrument.
  2. Playing video games.
  3. Playing sports.
  4. Using a yo-yo.
  5. Playing difficult puzzles and board games.
  6. Habitual exercises.
  7. Writing with your opposite hand.
  8. Origami.

Bonus: The Best thing to Get Better With Your Hands

In our opinion, coming from first hand experience, repairing electronics in general is the best way to get better with your hands. We’re not saying repair a fridge while it’s still plugged in so that you’re extra careful not to get electrocuted. We’re actually saying that, unlike the 8 things above, appliance and computer repair is a direct service for another person. The things listed above can be considered services if you’re a professional tennis player or sell origami figures, but the Ethiopia Network recommends appliance repair for getting better with your hands because not only is it a service but it’s also a career that can earn you a good living in Canada, and ANYONE can do it! Also, writing with your opposite hand is a great one too!

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