Although it might not seem to you that this is the way people are, deep down inside at one point in your life, you knew that it is so.
All the unpleasant ideas we hold in our minds about the world include people or something that people created.
Take the world as you know it right now and imagine that there is no one on the planet. If you look around, you’ll see that everything is existing in silence peacefully without any struggle. That doesn’t mean that we need to isolate ourselves to live a peaceful life. Instead, we need to remind ourselves that the actions of every “bad” person out there are the result of a struggle or trauma they encountered themselves in their lives. Usually, that struggle or emotional trauma leaves a scar so deep that it prevents a person from letting go, forgiving, or seeing the whole picture.
I’m not here to convince you that people are good, because you already know that. My intention is to turn your attention to the things that create a contradiction with that fact. Meaning that while I believe that people are good, my thoughts and actions still carry doubt when it comes to everyday life.
Let’s take a corporate competition, for example. Competition is good because it serves the public by driving to improve and provide a better service or product to the people. However, if there is a personal struggle or an emotional wound that drives competition, it becomes personal, and the primary objective is overlooked.
For example, when a company’s objective is no longer to serve the public but only make a profit, that company is isolating from the world in favor of its own agenda. The same way we isolate from certain people or the world when we get hurt.
Why would a multi-billion dollar company create an expensive product that becomes unusable after a few years? The answer is simple – to make more money.
Things like money, career, power often come at the expanse and not service of others. The ones seeking to achieve those things are emotionally hurt and believe that achieving their goals will somehow cure their emotional wounds.
People make their life’s goal proving something to someone or themselves. Often than not, this happens by using and manipulating others without being fully aware of that.
What are you doing in your life right now?
Are you serving others by doing something you love and projecting that joy into what you do?
Are you seeking peace and emotionally isolating trying to cure your wounds?
Wherever you are, know that you are secretly loved by all the people.