I’ve seen so many posts lately from people wanting to change their place in society. Whilst I don’t think that bad at all, I absolutely do think people need to be very honest with themselves about their motivation.
Is it a desire to be a better version of you? A more rounded human being? Or is it for prestige, power or fame?
Understanding and accepting your place in society is crucial to your own self worth. There are many roles in a functioning group, all of which are necessary.
Recognizing that you are important and essential wherever you fall in any given hierarchy, be it school, work, family, friends – is key to contentment and happiness.
At work, the janitor is no less important than the CEO. If anything, they’re more important! There’s always someone ready to step into the CEO’s shoes. Not so much the janitors – but look how quickly the building falls apart if the janitor takes a day off!
Truthfully, who even notices if the CEO isn’t there on any day? Ultimately, who makes your life better and how do you treat them?
I don’t live my life trying to be a decent human being because I’m afraid I won’t go to Heaven when I die. I try to live my life in such a way as to create heaven here and now.
I’m not going to be a better me by making you a lesser you.
Some people never learn that and they stunt themselves because of it. Building each other up, empowering each other and helping people see the good in themselves is the very best way to find and show the good in you.
If someone doesn’t do that for you, smile and walk on. If you aren’t doing that for others – why?