The reason only humans have tears is because only human beings are able to be miserable at any given moment. A dog or cat is happy without any money or fancy diploma on its doghouse. No rich man can ever be as happy as a horse, fish, or bird. A bird can not be the president of the United States, but I bet it is happier than all the past and current president put together. I read that the current president President Obama will raise over one billion dollars in his re-election bid for the White House in 2012. How ridiculous is that? So what? So he can go on being miserable?
Only man alone among the billions of species of animals and insects on earth works and lives in misery, because man has bought into symbols and false notions of ambition. Remember that ambition is fake dream that distracts you from living in the present, and being truly happy. It makes you constantly compare, and constantly jealous and envious of others who have more than you regarding the ladder you are currently climbing. The symbolic life is implanted in the person to substitute for real life. All those things that society values: Money, power, success, achievements, they are all symbols and are not realities. They are just deep projections of the monster society’s mind.
Human society, which I call a monster society, is so hungry. It is like a really fat person who still is so hungry for food. Like a crack cocaine addict who yearns constantly for the bigger cocaine rock hit. The monster society is obsessed with growing all all cost, at becoming so fat and heavy. Even if it becomes so ugly and unwieldy, it needs to grow and fatten itself up. It is like a large cancerous growth feeding off the Mother Earth, determined to destroy all that is left of the planet to get fatter. Monster society doesn’t even care if it becomes sick while doing so, and thus making you very sick along with it. And it uses everything around it, the trees, the oceans, the animals, and its very own self, the human beings, to grow itself.
Being ambitious means to never live with joy and happiness and spontenaity. Remember always that joy and happiness is from the heart, not from the head. All your thinking can never get you into happiness, ever. Joy and happiness comes from your feelings. I bet that even your own feeling is just a thinking. If you say to yourself that you feel happy, you only think you feel happy. Your thinking is like the exhaust from your car, it is not really the car at all, just a wasteful by product. Your heart is your total being.
Ambition can never produce real art. If you watch a true painter or dancer or musician, you can then see true beauty in action. A true painter or dancer or musician is totally absorbed in what he or she is doing, he is not some technician just moving through the movements according to some predetermined plan. The technician is always in misery, because his being is never totally in the moment. He is always separated from the whole. Only when a person is completely part of the whole, immerses his or her entire being in it, will he or she be able to experience total joy and happiness.