Acknowledging the enormous spectrum of emotion faced during existence connects us to our fellow sapiens. Joviality to sorrow, excitement to boredom, relaxation to arousal, these sensations signify we are living and unite us with others through shared experience.
Everyone has the opportunity to become more than themselves by acting in the interest of the planet’s current and future inhabits. In this symbiotic reality if one believes they don’t owe the world anything vanity prevents them from attaining anything of substance.
As Plato’s allegory shows it’s not always easy to be in the sunshine while others linger in shadows, but if one is able to accept their auspicious burden as a right of passage their strain will build a bulbous muscle, an intellect pulsating with lust for life.
The present is all we have at disposal and is ensured by the continual succession of moments, each fading as fast as they arrived. Holding onto the past means the time one has to enhance their future is instead concentrated on fruitless nostalgia.
Instead of buying into this banal version of an adult, perhaps the most mature among us are those who act immature when applicable and become astute when required. A human functioning this way exhibits unison between the inner-child and the adult self, the union reflected in a gregarious and capable disposition.