Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
You have made lots of points which I disagree with. But hey, you are entitled to your opinions.
Personally, I believe that if everyone achieved more of their goals (whatever their goals may be), the world in general becomes a better place.
In general I am also doubtful of zero-sum perspectives (what you described as "simple maths). This is because I see many opportunities for win-win outcomes everywhere I go. Basically, situations where everyone gains something, and everyone walks away feeling more satisfied, more pleased, more fulfilled.
In my view, what we want doesnt always necessarily make us happy or feel fulfilled. You've made posts in the past about understanding the true motivations behind a desire, and quite often the real motivation is something you need to work on in its own right.
Eg you pointed out that someone may want to stop wearing glasses, but if the real reason is that you have low self esteem and care too much about what otehrs think, then not wearing glasses won't solve that.