I was just cycling past the road side cleaners. And wondered to myself, what makes an individual make it or break it in life?
Well.. Firstly.. What does it even mean to have "made it". It all depends on the individuals preference for that word. Some define success in terms of monetary value, others in power or fame.
Capitalism. How the world evaluates us.
What if success wasn't define like that. What if the real purpose was to live out not one's personal agenda, but sacrifice his individual life for the greater good. A cause far beyond his own life's value.
Communities. Not communism.. Like ants.
Well whatever it is. We are in the very fact moving towards a finishing line. And its not how well we start, it's how we end.
So what separates us?
Its this three E s.
Education, experiences, excellence
Education brings empowerment
Which leads to breaking out of not just poverty bondages passed down through generations but also.. The truth will tear down strong hold walls on lies.
Whatever we may have been thought in our past. Weather we like it or not... Does make us more intelligent
Unlike closing our eyes to not see something unsightly, we can't really stop listening to things we don't want to hear.
What's hear then after processed by the brain, its up to us to accept it or not. This is the part where we have the choice.
If it is a false scam and we rightfully discern it, then good for you. It it is the truth by we doubt it, then live in denial. If it is false and we think it to be true, through reasoning we'll be relevistic about everyone's beliefs. If it was true, and you knew it and accepted it.. Then you'll be set free
Experiences through encounters.
We are who we are today because of what we went through in our past. He cannot and should not say that the past doesn't have any effect in making up our characteristics and personalities. We are after all products of something created. Some say our consciousness is a collection of memories and peoples personalities.
Yet what I believe, is that although we can't chance the past, we can forget about it to focus on what is ahead. For you to he who you want to be in the future, it'll start in the choices you make now.
As you meet the right people, ( were there any wrong ones in the first place, as if we couldn't have helped someone lesser than us. Or we always had to surround yourself with people greater. Then how would one ever start off if no one wanted to mingle first. Take the sacrifice, for you have been blessed enough. For in giving, you shall receive ), the mentors, the tutors.. The ones who teach you a lesson by being so wicked, and grace through acts of revenge and hatred, mercy in unkindness and strife ..
You learn, when you choose to do so. No matter the situation.
Excellence? Hmm I don't think so. Righteousness know what the end is. Your end point. Where will you be standing once this is all over. Knowing what is ahead, helps you to keep your mind in the mission. The commission. The greater calling.
Don't get tied up in trivial side skirmishes. Time is an invaluable thing. For the end is coming.