One of my mom's favorite stories to tell us as children was the tale of the traveler and the three bricklayers.
In the story, the traveler meets the bricklayers, who are hard at work, and asks them what they're doing.
The first man responds, "I'm laying bricks."
The second man responds, "I'm building a church."
The third man responds, enthusiastically, "I'm building a cathedral!"
Despite each of the bricklayers having the exact same job, their subjective experience varied significantly. Read more