When we were kids, we had no time to worry about logic, reason, reading, writing and the growing process. We were too busy getting bruised, cut, hurt, falling, failing and learning about dangers around us. We never sit down and realize that our childhood is greatly influenced by hardship of trial and error, our peers and life as a goal in itself. Life objectively is a mistake as we do not go through life just to get through it and finish. It’s a matter of learning new things, experiencing things and experimenting trying to build new things.
The mentality of becoming the greatest is flawed, because at what cost will it be at to become the greatest? Friends/family becoming distant? The ability to reason and patiently listen to others? Becoming the greatest should be a bi-product and never the focus. If you do things and learn of things to become better and build a foundation to become stronger in knowing more about the world eventually you may get there, and be among the greatest. It’s a collective effort and each person has the ability to contribute to the cause of humanity with their unique experiences.
Your selfishness to become objectively the best comes at a consequence of neglect of others. Though this is true, there is only so much you can control. If people just do what they want that is fine as long as it does not conflict with others dreams and goals Though you are only one person, one being on Earth you shouldn’t be concerned too much about what others think of you and should instead apply yourself in understanding and comprehending a world where we can learn and be better in terms of what we can do for future generations to learn and be more compassionate.
Education, we are taught the basics and more complicated things. Though our education never goes over the life saving skills that could save lives. Basic CPR, berries and fruits poisonous to us, education on what we should and shouldn’t do. Religion is also a barrier, respect for a religious belief that may render a person ignorant and absent of logic, compassion and thought is not the right route to go. There must be a balance of both worlds. An appreciation for life but with thoughtfulness and understanding of the world.
This is my queue to say that we need to access what is essential, what is necessary and what is logically crucial in life. A stern life, respect of others, warmth of love and compassionate thinking i believe is the mix to a healthy active and thought provoking life. You must think of religion as individuals that make up the body but see that it is a body itself and when you see that religion is just like a person you must respect it as you should with any other human being. I guess that’s just what life is about, have faith in the other person and that their faith is a good one.
Love, light and peace of mind,