Like the germinating seed, looking up into the sky, facing the sunlight, absorbing nutrients from the soil, wanting and needing nourishment, water from a protector from outside, the rain, and sometimes competing with our very own to succeed. Like the plant which the seed growns into we forget that we too can be uprooted. Sunlight and water doesn't last forever. We are like that germinating seed growing into a plant. Sometimes we forget or refuse to look back and see where we came from and sometimes the sunlight turns us away from our ground.
We as humans are ambitious, more ambitious than our ancestors. We aim to achieve the best and better than the rest, to surpass everyone. We are taught to compete, we are taught to win. What we are not taught is to handle failure. We are blinded by the sunlight, we don't know where we are going and if that is really where we want to go. We refuse to accept anything against us, we have blinded ourselves not only to others but also to ourselves. The presence of the other, the society, the environment is crucial for anyone to survive and survive happily but we've forgotten the importance of it.
We have got ourselves caught in the rat race, running towards something, most of the times we don't know what. Forgetting to ask ourselves what we want to achieve from the final destination if there is any and we do not know what to gain from the whole process. We are trying to outdo the others running with us. The run I believe has some rules to it, help others and tehy will help you in return to move ahead. No pushing around, stay in your path. Look around, enjoy the run. It's going to be long, you will be exhausted if you don't let your mind wander and do something else. Don't take the shorter path, thats not fun. Prove yourself by taking the longer path, you will be at least appreciated for it. And most importantly, don't forget the presence of yourself, you will trip on your own tail and fall otherwise.
We have got to learn to appreciate and love others and ourselves. We have got to show empathy and understanding. Till we dont show understanding of those like us and different from us it will only be a failed success. Acknowledge the other, you are yourself because there is another different from you. Lastly, acknowledge the presence of yourself, understand what you want and aim to achieve that. Do it honestly, with understanding and love.