I think one of the worst things we do to each other (especially here in America and where I grew up) is pretend to be truly separate from one another. To pretend to be “adults” and have no time and too many responsibilities. To be “above” certain activities or too busy and “grown up”. To pretend like we know anything more than the next person about a God or why we’re on this planet. To really pretend for any amount of time like we know what the hell we’re doing floating around on this ball in the middle of outer space. The truth is that none of us really have any idea what-so-ever.
So as for your Jesus, or your God, as for your suit and your job, as for your tasks and your schedule, as for your stress and timeline… It’s all completely petty and you created it all just so you’d feel like you had a purpose.
We’re all one giant mechanism functioning in unison on this planet. So, to walk by another person and pretend like you’re too busy, better, above them (or whatever) rather than acknowledge their presence or even nod and say “hi” shows a large flaw in your personality system and in your heart.
You are absolutely no different than anyone else on this little blue ball. You’re also no better or worse, no smarter or faster, no brighter or darker, no shorter or taller. You’re just part of this wonderful “unit”. For these human qualities are defined by our society and social perceptions. You could never really be “smart” unless you knew socially what “smart” was. You could never be “fast” unless you were shown what “fast” was. So to even be “faster” or “smarter” as an individual takes a group effort.
So once more…The fat guy sitting across from you, the beautiful girl that works at the coffee shop, the weird twitchy guy that paints pictures inside your local Dunkin Donuts…are made from the same thing you are. To not acknowledge them shows a flaw in you, not them. We all waste too much energy trying to be and act like we’re different and important when we’re not really. The truth is that we have absolutely NO IDEA what we’re doing…at all…