Superiority and Inferiority
I’ve never really understood the drive many have to compete and compare people against each other, but I believe for most it is fueled by our individual values and ambitions in life. Such attitudes has spawned the rationale behind many wars and much of the hate, prejudice, and racism that is prevalent in society today. I have never had a desire to conquer the world, or conquer people. People helping each other has always been one of my greatest inspirations and my deepest desire is to always do whatever brings glory to God. Considering my faith many times love for God has caused Christians to go war, there is undeniably a time for everything.
Many times Christians fall short of the example of Jesus for we are as human as any other societal group. Throughout history we have seen people of all kinds take on the face of evil and hypocrisy. All have fallen short of grace, but learn to stand back up on their own feet. In rash judgement many tend to exploit the good and bad we all posess. Everyone’s life is a personal journey, but we often find the most joy in like minds and like hearts. However, we live in a diverse world and will always face differences that will challenge our individual stances in life. Likewise, we will always face trials and tribulations that will reveal our individual character and hopes. Right now the most critical issue we face in society is the war for acceptance.
There has been so much debate on what it truly means to accept someone and to have unconditional love. In my eyes accepting people doesn’t mean you are forced to change who you are, nor does it mean you have to agree with other's individual life choices. Acceptance to me means you accept the humanity in us all. This means you choose to accept people at the most basic level-human. At the human level we are all the same, and the only thing superior is God our Creator. Faith in God empowers me to believe in universal love and a universal connection and this love doesn't come from nothing.
Anyone who lives in a state of defeat is unaware of their untapped, unlimited potential, strength, and priceless value. Anyone who forgets their stumbles and thinks they cannot fall is ignorant to the adversity that drives every character to be revealed. Is your opinion of yourself a reflection of how the majority sees you, or a reflection of how you choose to see the world? Be true to thyself and know who you are. Essentially, no one can tell you who you are and what you shall become because your path is driven by your own choices and beliefs. You decide, make a decision and own it. You live the struggle and you reap the consequences and rewards of your actions. Focusing on opposition and the faults of others and yourself only fuels a sense of false pride or loss. No one is immune and no one is privileged because at the end of our lives your life will speak for you. Life will speak to your memory and the peace of your soul. The greatest gift you have is your heart and the heart is where we truly connect not in the mind. Humility is often illogical and irrational to the simple minded, but it’s what separates us from the beast.
“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt, It Seems to Me: Selected Letters
To Your Happiness,