As Angela says "Effort to do what." The question is why are we alive? What is the purpose of life? Why are you alive? Why do you exist? Why is there a world? Does it matter if you do not exist?
The original saying is like saying that people with longer legs need to run faster. Why? Where do you need to run to? Where are you going to? Where is the race? How much does it pay? It is not good for people to be shoulding on each other (pun on words). I come from the most priviledged family ever in the history of mankind, that I know of.
So what does that mean? Does it mean that I will live forever and never die? No I will die someday just like you. Does it mean that I will never age and be eternally young? No I will age just like you, but at a slower rate. Does it mean that I know exactly when I will die? No.
I think that everyone gets exactly what they need. It is a very ancient concept called karma. Just like you, I need to constantly choose what to do every given moment. It is not about comparing yourself to others. Does making me more priviledged than anyone else give me perfect peace and limitless happiness. No, I have to work for it just like everyone else. It is not about comparing yourself to others. It is about doing the best that you can and finding what you are looking for.
Say that you are raping 1 person every 3 months but eveyone else is raping 2 to 10 people a month. That makes you better than everyone else. Right? But does that make you perfect with no room for improvement? No. You can become someone who rapes 1 person every year. When comparing yourself to others it is all relative. You can even become someone who never rapes but just sexally assaults people. You see the point, right?
There is a story about this. These people were better than a woman and they were going to stone her. But Jesus said "He who is without sin, can throw the first stone." Then a woman throws a stone and Jesus says "Stop showing off, Mom." Your job is to find happiness for you. After you are in perfect peace and limitless happiness all the time, then you can be concerned about others.
Last edited by ginkgo; 04-25-2009 at 02:39 AM.