As creatures wired for survival it’s a natural consequence that insincerity, cynicism and irony are often useful tools as they can make us cold and ruthless, allowing us to do what needs to be done. For that reason large cultures such as the one we live in today tend to glorify the ‘humble one-upmanship’ and social ladder that aids individuals in achieving material goals. But given what separates life from non-life is the ability to feel, it is important to prioritise feeling over the apathy necessary for selfish behaviour, wherever possible. For when you diminish love and beauty in favour of survival efficiency, you disregard the fruits of survival, and when these richest of bounties are ignored, one finds themselves only partially alive.
Ideas are real, but they don’t reflect reality.
What’s more significant than what we go through in life, is how we go through it.
Loving kindness is neither submissive nor domineering, it’s complete equality.
“Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.” ~ Terry Pratchet
“Better to be a human being than a human doing.”
A good way of coping with defeat is to treat it as a teacher.