Brian Shuler

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This is The Collaborative Works. As the name might suggest, it’s a collaborative effort. But not in the way you would think. My name’s Brian, and personal connections are the most important thing to me. I learned just how valuable they were to me during my time at Grinnell College. I graduated with a degree in classics, and it really opened up my eyes to how other people live. Even though I studied works of some of the greatest minds in ancient Rome and Greece, humanity hasn’t really changed all that much. Now, I get to apply this knowledge every day in my job as a paralegal at one of the top law firms in Iowa.

How I Feel About Personal Connections

Humans are pretty interesting creatures. It sounds a little unnatural to put it that way, but it’s true. Technology has completely changed us as a society, that’s undeniable. But when it comes down to it, people don’t act much different than they did several hundred, or even thousands, of years ago. Our motivations tend to be the same, although our values may have changed. And as a result, our personal connections haven’t evolved all that much, either.

Sure, we’re always finding new and unique ways to relate and communicate to each other. Whether it’s through texting, video calling, or plain old snail mail. But our roles haven’t changed too much over time. We’re still brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, friends, parents, and more. That’s why I’ve decided to call my blog The Collaborative Works. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we all work together to form society as we know it. And like I said earlier, it’s truly a collaborative effort. People really can’t exist on their own, unless you’re a hermit that’s completely given up on interacting with others. That’s an extremely small percentage of the population, anyway. So, that’s why I believe that all of our lives are truly a collaborative effort.

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone else who’s felt this way about our roles in society. So if you do, I’d really like to hear from you. Here are a few ways to get in contact with me.