Society’s Fragmented Education
They all show you how to be a good member of a family. They all educate you on how to be a good student and a good colleague. They all tell you how to be a good lover and a good life-long partner.
Throughout our lifetimes, we learn how to interact in any social scenario, how to behave in anyone’s presence, and how to lead our lives in order to be perceived as good beings in other beings’ eyes. While we constantly cultivate our lives according to societal norms and expectations, why do we still need to seek something more? We already have society guiding us all, yet why do we still search for the guide to so-called happiness?
Are we missing something? Are we forgetting something of fundamental importance when it comes to the well-being of all beings? And are we, as a society, perhaps failing to pay more attention to something seemingly trivial yet of a huge significance?
Without more emphasis on being, loving and appreciating ourselves — as a separate and unique fragment of society — our search for happiness might as well end up being an endless affair. Once we integrate crucial lessons into society’s consciousness, such as: teaching everyone how to love and appreciate themselves, how to navigate their emotions as well as how to live according to their character, society could see a shift towards something certainly better:
We will be nurturing the fundamentals necessary to build a fulfilling, happy life as well as a chance to perceive ourselves as good beings in our own eyes. That might be what every being — every separate and unique fragment of society — needs in the first place in order to participate in cultivating a happier society.