We stand on so little. Our foundations for whatever we choose to stand on or for are mostly insignificant. We choose what seems to be important to us at the time to make our mark, to fight for as a cause, to withstand all comers so as to be king of the hill on this or that topic. It is amazing what ant hills we choose to stand on and call ourselves king.
What front have you chosen? What mole hill are you fighting for? What insignificant battle have you chosen to fight today? Is the battle really worth the effort? Is the cost of the battle worth what you will win if you do?
Some fight for their sports team or school alamater. Some fight for love. Some fight for a parking place. There are battle fields of religion. There are battle fields of politics. There are battle fields of what tooth-paste to use or if the toilet paper should roll off the top or bottom. Pick a topic. Any topic. Someone will fight for their thought on that topic today. It doesn’t matter if it is a brand of beer or a favorite oil. Someone, everyone has a favorite and often will challenge someone else if they disagree.
No two people agree on everything. No two people are alike. None of us is perfect. None of us has all the answers. No-one is right all the time (though I come pretty close). 🙂 Even if you ARE Mr. Right, it doesn’t mean you are Mr. Always Right (or Ms or Mrs or etc..).
Seeing past the fallacies we all have is what I consider to be a huge step in a direction that would be of benefit to each and every one of us. This is not an easy task by any means. It means taking a stance that means you, we, or any individual could be wrong. Lets face it. We all think we are right. It is natural to feel this way. It is also natural to have just a little bit of doubt but still fight for it just because we won’t admit that we could be wrong.
It serves little purpose. Often the cost is too great.
It is time we each take a look at ourselves and allow ourselves to possibly be wrong. It is time for us to take a different approach. A different stance. Look at things from a different perspective. Allow the question of “what if” to flow. Look at the possibilities. It will surprise you what you may learn.
Is the moon dead? Is there life on the moon? So far, to my knowledge, none has been found. Yet, dead as it appears to be it has a great impact on all life on our planet. It has life in and of itself. Though things may look as though they have no influence, they do. You have influence. Though you think you don’t, you do.
Choose your battles carefully. Weigh the cost. Check the value of the victory. Is it really worth the fight? In the end… did you really win? Did anyone really win?