From the moment we are conceived to the moment we die, we, as humans, are living a race, known as the human “race”. Starting from the bare seeds within the male testicles the race begins with millions of sperm trying to outrun one another to fertilize the egg in the females uterus. This is where the race starts and then continues until we die. Have you ever wondered why it is that we perceive our lives like this? Everything a race, or a competition against one another and even against ourselves? Who are we trying to beat? Where are we trying to go too so fast? Why do we live in a society where we pin ourselves against each other and compete for better jobs, more money, a bigger and better house, or a better girlfriend or boyfriend?
Even when we look around us, everything is a competition or a race of some kind. From athletics to job hunting, to fame and fortune, to education to even child rearing. We are all living our lives trying to out do one another rather than working and collaborating together. The notion of helping one another and uplifting or empowering others who are not at a certain level is not a norm. We as humans love to see others fail, we love to see others being judged and degraded by those more superior. It’s like we have this sick twisted sense of living life.
Notice how even during the Roman Empire times gladiators would fight and peasants would be torn limb from limb savagely by animals while spectators watched happily as one of their own got tormented and destroyed right before their eyes. Now a days we do not live this barbarically, however, this sense of torment still goes on to this very day. From sports teams to reality show competitions to scholarships to getting the best jobs, it’s become this habit of ours to judge and criticize others and compare everyone to one another to find the “best” in this race we are living. I do get that in order for us to achieve certain things we do require the best of the best at times or we do want to learn from the best. I, myself, aspire to be the best at whatever it is I do, however, this constant competition mode we live in is not healthy for our beings.
I wish for a world where we work together and help others who are not at the same level achieve greatness. I wish for a world where the best teach the worst, while the worst teach the best about patience, mastering their own fine arts, and gaining the satisfaction of helping others in lesser positions than themselves. I wish for a world where we don’t have television shows that degrade a person who sings their soul out (even if they weren’t the best), but, instead praise him for being courageous enough to pursue his passion wile giving feedback on how to improve. I wish for a world where we don’t see women and men being pinned against each other in manipulated competitions just to win a million dollar prize but no satisfaction within our very soul. I wish to create a world where we empower one another, where if you lack a skill you can turn to your side and ask someone who doesn’t lack that skill to help you understand how to achieve greatness in that particular department. I wish for a world where, if we do watch television shows, that they teach us about team building and how to work with one another to help solve problems, rather than watch individuals instigate problems while breaking others down.
I know that the human race is far from what I wish it actually was, but, I have the intention to create change in this world and I will put it out into the universe. I want the world to be exactly as how I mentioned above. I aspire to make these changes and one day in the future these changes will happen.
“If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.” ~ Winston Churchill