I believe that most of the problems we encounter in the world today lie in the fact that we don’t understand it all, just minor fragments from bits. I once came across an image feedback from a space probe. It was a picture of earth shot from several miles away from earth by a NASA camera.

The picture shocked me. You know, it’s scary enough imagining it without actually conceptualizing the full picture in your mind. How about a picture to guide you?

You see, limited within the confines of the sky above us, thinking out of it is a big headache for many. Therefore, it’s very easy to understand why people will do anything to drag riches, killing for it as the case maybe. Their mind is limited to the frivolities of the carnal body because reality is quite disappointing.

However, as the image from the probe has shown, the earth is practically a tiny blue dot among the billions of bodies across the universe. Our sun that seems like the biggest object to us pales in comparison to other gigantic stars that can consume the whole solar system, including our star just by being millions of miles close.

How about the fact that there other gigantic super clusters of galaxies thousands of times bigger than the Milky Way galaxy?

But, for some reason, humans are here on a tiny blue dot of a planet called earth, killing themselves over things that can never be theirs rather than utilize same to drive the human race forward. At all strata’s, they have placed divisions, just so that they can continue to control what they cannot have. If it’s not religion, it’s petty politics. If it’s not that, then it’s about money, land, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc. At the end of the day, people are always tensed about things I would prefer to call as petty and irrelevant.

Have you ever watched a movie as a kid, but later re-watched same as an adult, only to realise that you didn’t really understand the movie better back then? That’s exactly what all human quarrels are. None of them makes sense in the face of it and from a holistic view of it all. It’s like children who grew into adults but retained all their childish mentality. Mine is better, that is better. You must do it this way; you must do it that way. Sabotage economies, cheat, kill, destroy, burn, and commit all sorts of things. Why? Just to die and leave it all?

Understanding comes from deep thoughts. Most people, I’m sorry to say, operate on basic factory settings. If people understood that most of the things they kill themselves for are meaningless in the face of reality and death, I doubt they will ever engage in them to begin with. Some people will say, ‘man dies, woman born again’. The problem is, it’s not you that will be born. You die; you are gone, regardless of what your religious faith tells you.

The world will not stop moving because you died. People will not go and commit mass suicide because of your death. Nothing extraordinary is going to happen because you died. People are going to continue living their lives while you only remain a thought in their mind, just like now that you are alive. You see, the only difference in the thoughts will be that the person is no more. Even the things you probably gave your life for today, may not make sense to another person tomorrow. Like it or not, you cannot please everyone, and the world cannot be enough for you even if you were given the whole earth in a deed by some alien.

Real leaders are people of thought who have realized a long time ago that we live and die. Real leaders realize that they have to do the little they can to help everyone else enjoy the short brief spell we call life. Real leader’s here does not mean people in leadership positions. I’m referring to you and me.


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