Question your motivations.
Learn to separate the important from the urgent, the distraction from the information.
sometimes all you need to do is to disconnect, shut everything else off, focus only on the task at hand. granted that has become increasingly challenging.
The only person who can defeat you is you.
Lego movie has got to be one of the most undercover deeply philosophical movies ever. And I’m not even joking
It seems to me that equality is a sign of an advanced community. It is also what we aspire towards in general as societal progress. Humans are social individuals. A side of us seek to be superior, and the other to connect and relate.
The world’s richest are getting richer but the poorer are also getting poorer. The Gini coefficient is increasing many places around the world. What does this mean? In our rat races and petty fights to do better, have we forgotten our friends and family who are stuck in the ruts? Are we doing the good things to help?
Derartu Tulu against all odds, won a marathon after helping out a fellow runner in a race who fell. She picked her competitor up from the ground at a critical juncture in the race. I believe this spirit of compassionate competition is how we should balance our wills.
We are part beast and part god. Such is the oxymoronic nature of the human condition. Maybe that’s why Camus claimed that being human is an utter joke. Competition isn’t a bad thing, it advances thought, technology and progress. However when it becomes vile and turns into war, it becomes scarily destructive. We must constantly moderate these human drives to make the world a better place for all others to live and flourish in. Yes we are competitors, but first we are all friends with pretty much the same blood running through our veins.