Saturday, March 2, 2024

Man and Faith in Man in 12 theses – First thesis


1. What a future do we want?

Happy is the one who believes that tomorrow can be better than today. Not only unhappy, but also sick is the one who does not believe in this. The anxiety that tomorrow will be worse than today can lead to depression, which is one of the ugliest diseases.

Let's observe: all human desires are related to the future, they can be fulfilled in the future. But the same is true for all our actions, all our plans, all our work. We do what we do, we plan what we plan, we work so that something will be born in the future that will make the world a better place.

True, most of our actions, plans, and work are free from any world-improving intention, but serve our daily livelihood, sometimes our mere survival, even with questionable or pitiful means. But even the person in the most difficult situation longs for a better future at some point, sighs deeply, and the Earth murmurs with the sighs of millions.

But why is there so much desire to escape into the future, instead of the joy that can be lived in the present?

Life is unbearable without joy. Just like without air. We can breathe good air less and less often, but fortunately we still get the necessary oxygen with every breath. But we are not doing well in terms of joy. We are happy about this and that. There is often a reason and an opportunity. But all our joys are like the joy of children playing war on the ruins during a ceasefire. The world of today is full of good and full of evil. This is what we have achieved so far. In the meantime, there is no stopping. The world clock ticks inexorably. Everyone is forced to plan, to act, to run.

The tomorrow that is born depends to a certain extent on what kind of future we ourselves want.

The more rational and united it is, the more successful this will will be.


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