Lately I’ve been hearing remarks such as: we as human beings are the ugliest species on the planet. By “ugly” I think they mean selfish and uncaring for others.
I believe all human beings were given a huge helping of the “selfish” gene in order to survive. My father-in-law used to philosophize that “Survival” followed by “The procreation of species” were dominant traits in the human psyche. These traits are embedded in our nature and are sometimes referred to as our Lower Self.
Our Higher Self is also embedded in our psyche – revealing itself earlier in the lives of some, than in others. (I’ve seen babies express concern about the comfort of other babies.) The potential for becoming a greater human being lies within the Higher Self. If the Higher Self isn’t warped in some way,shape, or form, it will grow straight and tall and become a thing of beauty.
Someone once posted a picture on Facebook with a First Nation’s Chief speaking about “The Two Wolves” fighting inside each and every one of us. When asked which wolf wins, the chief replied: “The one that you feed”
I’ve always liked that story!