Which one is faster, a Fox or a Rabbit?
Surely a Fox can catch a Rabbit easily… No?
The Fox is a predator, he’s fast, smart, and he’s chasing his dinner, surely he will catch the Rabbit? The thing is, yes, the Fox is chasing his dinner but the Rabbit is running for his life – I argue that the Rabbit will run faster!
When we want something, even if we really want it and we are going full tilt to get it, at the end of the day, if our wants are in competition with needs then the wants will always lose.
We live in a transactional world now, even when we talk about morals, being rights respecting and emotional intelligence, it is all with a view to a gain. I doubt that there are any genuinely altruistic people in the world anymore – in modern, functioning society anyway. As a society we have confused wants with needs and entitlement with appreciation.
As a society we live a life that we think, romantically, is based on achieving the best for all, the realist seems to be very different. The world is run on obligatory reciprocity and debt. Think about it, if you met a friend and you bought them a drink and they then left without buying you a drink back, what would you be thinking? Continue reading