Last week at my martial arts club I asked the students what would disappear from the planet if we all felt good about ourselves. Here are some of their answers:
- eating disorders
I would add the following to the list:
Why would these things disappear? Because when you feel good about yourself you don’t mistreat others. You don’t do anything that will cause another to suffer.
This leads t0 my next question. If all these things were to disappear if we all felt good about ourselves, then why isn’t everyone talking about it and more importantly, why aren’t we doing something about it? Why isn’t this a priority issue with families, schools, communities and government?
The answer is simple, because we live in a society that is predominantly driven by individual economic gain … a thirst for money, power and fame.
It is up to each of us to decide which is more important.
Have an awesomely peaceful day!