One question I would like you to answer is this.
What is the most important asset a human can have
The usual suspects will appear here. Money, fame, friendship, love. Each of these matter to each and every one of us as
Money = Wealth, food, clothes, comfort.
Friendship = Companionship, loyalty, love.
Love = Also companionship, devotion, loyalty, respect.
Each of these are things that people crave on a daily basis. Money is an obvious
one as our world today strives due to the over-reliance on pieces of paper that carry ‘wealth’.
Friendship and Love are necessities humans must posses to fulfill their self actualisation needs, their self esteem needs and so on. However, to gain friendships and love we must first understand what it means to have these things and what it takes to maintain them, to allow them to grow and flourish.
The most important assets a human can posses in my opinion are compassion, understanding and patience.
Compassion is something that has seemed to dissolve over the course of our existence. With great minds campaigning for its revival, it would seem that it would somehow make its way around the world and everyone would be touched by the amazing words of the prescribers of such thoughts.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time an
d space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Although such words of wisdom have graced many of our ears, such foresight hasn’t
been applied to humanity as I would have hoped. Money is an asset that is in abundance, yet women, children and the elderly are starving. Why? Due to greed. To be greedy lacks compassion. It puts out a negative energy due to the selfishness of its owner. If the owners of corporations donated regularly to those in dire need of their help, with no strings attached and no recognition, then at least some help would have been provided. However, the strings they attached themselves allow them to be recognised as being ‘compassionate’, when in turn they’re just using it as free publicity.
I am ranting on here now but to me compassion means being open, generous with your emotions as well as your assets. Allowing others to see the vulnerable side of you, which hopefully in turn will allow them to open up to you as you did to them.
Compassion, understanding and patience all combine to form a triad of assets that speak volumes. They each utilise a part of us that has awoken and evolved with us since the beginning of our species. Each allows a person to learn more about themselves as well as allowing others to feel that way about themselves and positively instilling some hope in them.
We are all the same. Big balls of energy that exist for many purposes. It is up to ourselves to find that purpose, however, on our journey to our destination, we must co-exist. To do that we must love.