When you think you’re useful.
This is the thirteenth in a series of posts reflecting on the importance of our actions and what we do to contribute to something, and ideally, something greater. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
So we come back to this situation where we feel that a choice has to be made, but we try by all means not to make that choice. The choice is simple, is it better to have a life full of movement or full of contemplation? Should we be an actor or a spectator?
I’m sure many of you already have an answer in mind, one that may be biased by our social values. But let me ask the question differently, is it better to have a life full of meaningless movement or full of contemplation? Should we be an extra or a spectator? I must confess that the question implies a concept discussed previously that many of us think we are contributing to society, but in fact, we are not. Let me explain.
If, as long as we all have access to our basic physical needs and we had the means in place to protect ourselves, the rest means nothing. The one and only exception in my opinion is the contribution to the intellectual or cultural field. This revelation can be fatal for many because it implies that we are being towed by society. Troubling, isn’t it?
To be continued…
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on March 17, 2021 by Coach Danny