The reason why people cannot feel at peace or exist in balance is because they don’t exist because of themselves. They exist in order to resist what they don’t like. They exist to oppose what they don’t like, what is different from themselves. They do so because they do not stop and try to think about what they are, who they are, why they are what they are, how they have become what they are. They do not stop to examine their fears and their thinking and their perceptions. If they were to do so they would learn that they exist to oppose what they fear and they would learn that they don’t need to be afraid of other people who are different, that they don’t need to be afraid of different choices. Or that they do not need to feel the need to be better, to be richer, to be more important. But they do not do this. This is why their existence is not about their internal happiness and balance. They do not have a sense of self because they become a member of a group, any group, religious, political, social, economic, class, and any group’s existence derives itself from opposing all the other groups, environments, or individuals which contradict the groups perceived values. Their self is not truly theirs. This gap in logic of the importance of self perceptions and self value has been happening for thousands of years and will continue to happen and will continue to create wars and differences and destruction until we destroy each other because we cannot accept our differences or until we learn how to change our perception of self. It will continue until we learn how to increase our sense of empathy as soon as we are born. We have to teach our children how to perceive others as an important component of the ‘self’. That is we have to teach our children how to build their personality, their being, their idea of self, by directly considering how their choices and perceptions affect others. That is, we have to teach our children to think that ‘my decisions, my choices and my intentions affect all other human beings thus they are not independent of others’ wellbeing’. We have to eliminate the need to think how can I beat the system or beat or defeat or demean other human beings or what can I do to feel more important or better than any other human being. We have to purposefully redesign our thinking by disciplining our thinking and then our intentions and then our actions. Instead of allowing our instinctive thinking to overtake we have to learn how to notice it and then we have to learn how to change it.

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