Diversity is truly complex.
Philosophy is very deep. Human beings can be so diverse in their interpretation about the meaning of their lives. We all construct meaning for ourselves based on our own diverse personalities and (social) experiences.
Many people assume that God does not create junk. Or does He? Is it mere comfort optimism that God does not create junk? How can a good God create junk? Preposterous.
Socrates had always encourage philosophers to continually question their own assumption, making philosophy so confusing. To know, is to know that you know nothing. – Socrates.
Do I have answers? Perhaps. But I prefer questions. because I believe that answers cannot be absorbed, but have to be personally constructed by the individual. And it is through questions that a person will construct his/her own meaning and philosophy.
“Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” – Rike, Letters to a young poet.
On a final note, do you have any advice to youths who may be struggling with school, or grappling with different challenges in their lives?
No one can take ownership of your dreams except yourself. No matter how tough it gets, never give up. The moment you give up, you remain miles away from your dreams. However, if you keep pressing on, you will get there. Some of us might not be as smart as the person beside us, but it really does not matter. Always strive to do your best. Most importantly, remember that you always have the ability and potential to make a difference in someone’s else life.
Till today, I acknowledge that life might not be fair for most of us, but complaining and comparing just won’t solve the problem. So, instead of complaining per se, let’s make the best out of our lives. To me, life can fail us at times, but failing does not automatically make us a failure; it is how we choose to respond to failure that will eventually determine who we are.
Often at times, because we live our life busily engaged in our own pursuits, we fail to notice people with needs in our society. Perhaps, we could all slow down for a moment, take a look at our surroundings, and see the needs of this society. The truth is, you don’t need to be a millionaire to make a difference in someone else’s life. You alone are the greatest asset that can brighten up someone else’s day. To develop compassion for this society, take time to see. Once you start seeing, then your perspective of this world and what you can do for the world will be brought to a whole new level. You have the greatest asset within you to reach out to others, so seize it, and make the best out of it.