Fire is about life, movement, and growth; it is about passion, practicing your passion and watching it grow. It is taking what you have learned (from Earth) and attempting practical application, knowing that sometimes you will fail and sometimes you will succeed. As Thomas Edison allegedly said when asked how many times he failed to develop a light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” He knew that every failure was also a success. Essentially it is the old adage: practice, practice, practice. But learn from each practice, as well, so the next time you make a mistake, it’s a new one and you’ve learned something new as well. Fire is practice. Fire is action. Fire is progress.
There is personal Fire, as we’ve already mentioned, but there is also the professional and political evolutions of it; professional Fire is, for us at WorkCraft, the Community Crafts page. It is us eating our own dog food (for those of you unfamiliar with the term, we are not eating pet food; click here. It is showing the world the progress you have made in your professional endeavors and exploring different and better ways to accomplish a given goal. Very similar in concept to personal Fire.
Political Fire is a little bit different from both of these. It is involving yourself in causes that matter to you—going to events, donating time, money, supplies, something that helps your cause succeed. It is about being informed about the matters that affect you, related matters and constituents, and knowing who represents and judges your issues. It is knowing your political candidates and who they really represent before they can put up their smoke screen. It is learning about the world and choosing your place within it, acting to ensure a better future for yourself and others.
Fire is about community assistance—Thomas Edison had to try 10,000 times in order to succeed. By partaking in a community that strives for success and growth, those trials become much more fun (if you get 10,000 people they only have to go through one trial each, right? <– Nope. That’s a logical fallacy. But show and tell would be AWESOME, if somewhat redundant). They shed a little more light on the problem so that everybody learns something, getting element points for all parties all the while.
Fire In Motion: A Visual Representation/Explanation of the Fire Element
Rules on How to Earn Fire Points
It’s been said that you get the most bang for your buck when Rules are written on Tablets. Though traditionally they were made of stone, we figured we’d try and keep with the times. Look through the Fire Rules by clicking on the Tablet below and going right. These aren’t all the ways to earn points, but, it’s a good start. Be sure to check out all 3 Levels: the higher the Level the higher the greater the Reward.