It is a fact that few things terrify us more than not fitting in with the group.
As men, we inherently have aspirations, desires, goals, and aims, and so, we tend to easily and regularly be hard on ourselves; giving ourselves shit…
There is no shortage of money, food, water, oil, energy, raw materials, arable land, clean air, space, time… You name it. Why do we believe in all the stories, all the narratives, that tell us otherwise? Never in recorded history has wealth been so great, has general prosperity been so widespread. There are more billionaires and millionaires, all over the world, than ever before. Why are there wars? Why is there any hunger? How is it even possible there are any homeless people, anywhere in the world?
So many of us are in all sorts of pain, for all sorts of reasons. I’d like to suggest, however, that suffering is far more than what it seems, as are many things in this life. I believe it’s a uniquely human superpower.