Sunday, August 23, 2009

Selfish

"To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal that to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves."-Lewis Carroll

Imagine
Everyone in the world living selflessly.
We wouldn't have to worry about whether people had enough to eat,
or whether they had a good place to sleep.
We wouldn't fight over issues with health care,
and we wouldn't be fighting wars.
You'd be taking care of the others around you,
and the others around you would be taking care of you.
Why do we fear this kind of life?
What is so distasteful about peace?
People are so blind, so ignorant.
They're so stuck in what they already know.
You must discover love!
You must discover what is right!
I'm wrong, you're wrong, we'll all wrong starting now.
Figure it out, the truth, what do you see?
Death gives no satisfaction
Because how can you enjoy anything without life?
Satisfaction should be found in the eternal.
Our humanities should not depend on money or possession,
but we should invest in each other.
Humanity should be the controller of its destiny,
rather than the victim of its fate.
Work with me people.
Despite what I've heard,
it takes more than one boy's ambition to change the entire world.

2 comments:

marcos freitas said...
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marcos freitas said...

you're doing pretty well Benji!
and if "this boy's ambition" get to reach just a few minds and souls, or even just another single one... it will be a very needed step, and very well done!!!

(just a note on words usage: and it's not your fault, it's much more about languages narrowness or limitations... whatever! i have some strange feelings with the confusing usage of the words 'SELF' and 'EGO' ...i mean, being 'selfish' should mean something that we could consider almost the opposite of being 'egotist' ...instead of the close meaning these words carry.
so... "egolessly" (and i don't even know if this word actually exists!) should better say what you mean by saying "selflessly"

because i think the entire world is already living "selflessly" and this IS the very problem we have, the ego over the self!!!