For Those Who Falter & Search for Heroes …There is Always THE SUPER SELF.
SELF and a life specially calibrated for self … is of the highest value to any human being.
To live for others and rank others above self is deplorable and denigrates everything that the Universe has bestowed upon you.
Here’s the reason: Self is the only thing you can give to the world. You are the one with your gifts and your ideas. Your will and your passions, intuition, and instinct. You must follow them. Nature has allowed you to spontaneously arrive on Earth for this moment with everything that is inside you.
When we start thinking what do others want me to do? What does God think I should say? , blah, blah — then we become fake.
Being Self is authentic.
Just like no one can breathe for you, you can’t live or survive for another person.
The human body is autonomous for a reason. Find the wisdom that Nature is providing in that. We are not leeches on a host. And if you serve others you are allowing them to be leeches, instead of pushing them to become their strongest, most triumphant selves.
I think people who believe in catering and pandering to others are the reason for social ills plaguing our world. We are stunting people’s growth, teaching them that they must be rescued, served, helped — when the human individual is the most powerful thing on Earth.
This is what Utilitarianism and most religions advocate: that you suppress your will and do what is best for all others, for the masses.
That’s evil. I secretly believe such practitioners must detest the human race and think of people as lowly, pathetic creatures that must be rescued and shown the way, not heroic entities capable of virtue, excellence, and finding their own way.
You wanna know how ingrained the value of Self is? Drop yourself off in the jungle. Survive a plane crash. Fight with tiger and somehow win. You’ll be amazed at how rapidly the strength and mind rises up to serve you — without your waiting on a savior. It’s rather amazing. But we have these survival instincts as daily ammunition — not just in life or death situations.
We can do amazing things daily and contribute to the world in ways no one else can because they are not us.
Independence & individuality are both functions of self.
It’s crucial to withdraw into alone time with Self to discover one’s own energies. That ultimately means living with allegiance to your own mind and principles and letting those thirsts unfurl your destiny.
I’ve always instinctly embraced these beliefs as a small child. It wasn’t until I was twentysomething and read Ayn Rand and John Stuart Mill that I realized other kindreds had walked the Earth, sharing my beliefs.
I got tired of being called selfish by my friends (because I wanted to leave teaching — they said ‘but the children need you!’ Still I wasn’t happy. I didn’t believe someone’s need should affect my life at all).
To live for Self and realize Self is a very noble thing.
You actually cannot help the world until you realize you must be fulfilled first.
That’s why even on planes, a mother must put on her oxygen mask before helping her child.
To live for others is secondary.
My greatest goal in life is to realize my highest self. I want to be noble, at the height of my skills, challenge myself — not to please or impress anyone else, but just because it thrills me to self-evolve. .
Let me assure you this is a more fulfilling lifestyle than any alternative.
To live for self is Nature’s law and it’s a tribute to both the greatness of Nature and Mankind.
I think people who don’t seek to create a strong unwavering self-identity need others way too much and cause problems for others, the world and themselves.
(blog originally posted 9/20/2008)
© 2008, Synthia L. Rose. All rights reserved.
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