Friday, August 1, 2014

Me, ancestry and environment

Almost the first thing to remember about our condition is  that  neither ancestry nor initial environment -the two things that truly shape who we are -are chosen by us. Thus, the 'me' or 'I' that we so obsess with is not something that we can truly take pride in. It is none of our own doing and hence no achievement.
 But yes,if we are happy about 'what' or 'who' we are as persons, then  we know that there is something for us to be grateful for to nature and environment. That can teach us humility and humility can show us the path to happiness.

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