There are many blog posts that can teach you how to be a better person.
Every one of them can teach you a trick or two, and you may have a good result. (maybe)
if you want to take your game of personal greatness to the next level if you want to be that person you always dream of, you need something better than a run-of-the-mill post.
you need to read this one.
Because in this article, I will share knowledge, wisdom, experience form hundreds and thousands of the greatest men and women through the history of humanity.
“I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark.”
Life of Johnson(J.Boswell).Vol.IV (Get the book)
Before putting in place the universal education for the masses there was no hope for the common man to improve his life; the young, whether the sons of farmers; ironsmiths, carpenters or bricklayers had no future except to follow on his father; trade.
The flower of civilization began to emit sweet scent in the twentieth century and as Matthew Arnold said:
Culture is the passion for sweetness and light. and(what is more)the passion for making them prevail.
“Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known and said in the world. And thus with the history of the human spirit”
Literature and Dogma. Ch8 (Get the book)
The history of education for the layman was in the hand of the church or synagogue or the mosque where the only chance to advancement is to be a clergyman.
The best part, I think of the philosophy of existentialism is that: for the first time human life was seen as a project: that is, like any project the “human essence” isn’t a given attribute; it must be built from scratch: using your natural endowments your perception, sentiments, instincts, and intelligence.
What is humanity?
The humanists think of the attribute of “becoming” human as uniquely something that pertains to “Homo sapiens”: the human race; the end of this attribute is the attainment of happiness through breaking what I term: the natural cycle so, everybody should design a personal project of advancement at whatever you have a perceptible privilege or talent.
How to begin your personal project?
In the modern world we live in today it is easy (it is a buyers’ market). To choose what you want to be your essence your future.
Ali Ibn Abu Talib said:
the value of a human being is in what he does better.
How to improve your human qualities?
culture was thought of as the anti-thesis of nature: animals are bound by natural biological laws which they cannot even choose to resist but culture is an attempt to gain some freedom from compulsion and natural laws;
Do you want an example? Well, you and Astone are the same if you didn’t learn how to swim: swimming is not a natural technique in men but it is natural to the fish. the river for you is a medium of death if you don’t know how to swim, or pleasure if you know how to swim.
So, like great Poet, you managed to manipulate the natural; law of immersion-death into a free exercise.
How to be a better person?
Planning has become human instinct in our times:
- Choose a line of profession: what do you want to be? how do you intend to earn a living?
- Take care of and maintain your hobby(ies)
- Respect your parents, your friends, your teachers, and the law.
- Remember: all human beings are not perfect including the above persons, and the great law-make Solon said of the law.
laws are like spider’s web: if some poor weak creature come up against them. It is caught; but a bigger one can break through and get away.
And likewise Bob Dylan:-
Steal a little and they send you to jail
Steal a lot and they make you king!.
And also Bob Marley:
Your worst enemy could be your best friend and your best friend your worst enemy.
Do you know what a better person is?
“its when your presence is a pure joy and your absence a heartache”:
Ha! What do you think of that?
Life is not linear and easy;
These are some of the dilemmas of life.
It needs guts to go on
Living malgré toutes et Tous!
Cheer up takes hart.