Those that seen have discipline, true discipline, and those who have only seen comfort, ease, and minor successes, cannot comprehend the same perspective. But one that has been both at the top, and at the bottom for long enough times, understands what it is that makes it so easy, or so hard, for us to be alive, do better, chase money, and do what’s needed.
You may have felt it. I have, it’s a gut wrenching feeling. It’s less subtle than dread, but more persistent than determination.
You will only know this feeling when you have everything, and then have nothing. When you used to be alive, working every day towards a purpose, and then you lost that purpose, and just started coasting through life like everyone else. If you know this feeling, then you know at one point of your life you used to be determined, a great man.
You’ve lost it all now. You don’t know why, you’re aimless, you don’t know why what to do, where to go, you got comfortable . Complicit, living in your warm house, playing games, eating food, chocolates, ice cream, soda’s. But it ends there doesn’t it, when you’re not playing, or not eating, its there. The feeling.
That emptiness, voidness, is always there, now how do you rid it.
What It Means To Be a Great Man
Great men are not men who are successful. Great men are those that know God and know themselves. They work everyday, despite any great achievements. Everyday, they scheme, and plan, and plot, how a vision of theirs can come to reality.
Then they put it into action, because at the end of the day, the emptiness that engulfs everyone in society, comes to their hearts, only and only if they did not reasonably work enough towards their visions. Great men cannot stand that void in their stomaches. Whereas the rest of the society lives with that void and emptiness, thinking it a part of life, and thinking that material means are the way to fill it.
That is why every holiday is actually a sales pitch. Christmas made Boxing day, black Friday, also a day where you’re supposed to buy stuff, Halloween? The stores have items in a month early for you to buy.
Where does it stop?
Because men were never made to be filled with lasting happiness from things that don’t last.
Your wealth, games, shows, movies and cars will not last when you die, then they cannot bring about the happiness that fills that void.
I am not saying that these things are not comfortable, or enjoyable in the moment, because they certainly are. But the definitive of purpose is the thing that will let great men sleep at night with peace, if they put towards it definitive action.
I promise not to say more than is needed, to not waste words on explaining when I you already understand, to not put in ‘filler’ anywhere because it does not help you or me.
The honest truth to god. I am so comfortable in my life at this moment. I am entertained, warm, have good food. Although what makes me question this is a life far from what I dreamed. I don’t have anyone real to compare with, everyone is out for theirs, I would just appreciate it when people aren’t as*holes. People that you used to be down with but now seeing them gives you an annoyance.
I swear, I’m far from enlightened, but I think i’d do me a favor if I beat the shit out of some of these people.
That voidness however, I don’t have an answer for it. In the past, I would always reevaluate and begin to work towards my goals, a big part of me doing that was from experiencing pain. Now i’m way too comfortable, I don’t mind staying home all day for the whole week playing games, eating decent food, and watching movies. I do know this, emotions are what will fire you up to succeed.
You must feel loss, or some type of grief. The problem is that I, like so many others, have become desensitized to certain feelings because of certain circumstances.
This system was not made for religious men. They fornicate, cheat, have intercourse, and then when they’re old around 30, they marry, and most of the times their marriages break up because they’ve never led a faithful lifestyle. The divorce rate here is over 50%. What kind of system is that?
I think traveling would do a person good. Just you, no one else, no friends, no family. Go visit a place. Find real life, find real work, and find real love. Love in first world countries is overrated.