While it isn’t easy being a human being, being a human being is indeed your salvation.
“To err is human; to forgive, divine.”– Alexander Pope, 18th-century English poet
Part of attaining your happiness with this life is to be mindful of not falling into the comparison trap. Whether it is with who you see on television, or for that matter, anyone you perceive as having the supposed trappings of success. If there is anyone that is worthy for you to compare yourself to, it would be you.
You are on your very own pathway of life – just as everyone else is on theirs. Whether you put attention on it or not, you are moving forward through space and time, and that pathway will look one way if you are not deliberate, and it will look a different way if you are. That is a reasonable basis for comparison.
Yes, it is difficult indeed being a human being, especially in an ever increasingly complex technological era. But it is in being human where our salvation lies. It can be argued that the most incredible thing observable in this universe is the human brain. What any of us can do because we possess such a remarkable thing is quite extraordinary, especially if and when we choose to live deliberately, and act on that choice.
Because of being human, in spite of whatever setbacks we’ve experienced, regardless of our surroundings, we can at any moment make a decision to change the course of our pathway – or not. We live in an era where the knowledge for mastering our minds is strong and getting stronger, and is readily available for any of us to partake. Misery and disappointment does not have to be commonplace. We do not have to settle for loneliness, fear, and depression. Each of us is blessed with a brain that has within it the capacity to take us to fantastic places. That is what it means to be a human being.
I’m only human – thank goodness!