Being Human

by Patrick Liew on June 15, 2011

Many people were not taught how to be true humans.

Over lunch, I asked a new friend, “What do you do for a living?”

After the meeting, the simple question kept me thinking.

As a result of the Industrial Age, we had to become specialists eg. Administrators, factory workers, agents etc. It was necessary to do it.

Unfortunately, when we specialize, there are many downsides.

We tend to focus on a narrow field and it shapes our personalities and lifestyles.

For example, an accountant has a tendency to focus on numbers. An architect – the overall design. And an engineer – how the bolts and nuts work together.

We see things from the perspective of our work and training. In other words, we may not see the complete picture.

To succeed in the post Information Age – which I hope will lead to the Age of Wisdom and eventually, to the Age of Love – I should be a generalist.

I should have a helicopter and eternal perspective of life. To do so, I need to have a comprehensive set of knowledge, skills and resources.

Back to the original question. What do I do for a living?

I work on becoming a better human to serve a higher cause.

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we become a better human?



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