A person true to himself/herself cannot be controlled easily or programmed. A person who lives in truth will do their own thing and march to the beat of their own drummer. They won’t fight some bloody war where it does not involve them or sacrifice themselves for something they don’t believe in. A person who is genuine is looking for their own happiness, not of some politician or business leader. A person true to himself will not be convinced so easily of mass media advertising and spend himself to death
Our society has this disease, a disease that says “More is always better”, and so its citizens are forced to run faster and faster and if they sit idle, they are made to feel so uncomfortable. Society labels the leisurely as bums, as lazy go for nothings, when there is nothing inherently wrong about working less… or not at all. Society makes us stare at our watches and always busy to think to the next moment, to the future, and to never rest in the moment right in front of us. Society makes us stand and looks at our watches and regret this morning’s embarrassing slide presentation that we made. Society makes us stare to the future and then to the past, striking shame into our hearts for past failures and telling ourselves we did not hard enough and then, sets big irrational hopes for the future.
Just look hard in the mirror, and ask yourself honestly who you really are. The answer will come to you in time, if you just sit still and ask God and the Universe for it. You are not your desire to be someone rich, famous, or powerful. You are not a person who needs to be like his brother or like his/her successful neighbor. Stop the competition and the endless comparisons. Really, comparison is like a poison.
There is no end to the madness of comparing yourself to others. Then, all you ever do is just sit around thinking about how the other person is doing, never what you yourself are doing. Well, your brother or best friend got into Harvard, has a big salary, has a big house, has a fancy car. He has a gorgeous wife, and then you are miserable. He is on the fast track of power and politics and you are not. So you become even more miserable. All of this is because Society forces you to compare yourself to everyone else, in large part due to its advertising machines.