reply to post by mbartelsm
I want to say something to you. Please take it as a loving comment.
What makes a great person great, is that they figure out something
really worthwhile that they can do, then they do it.
If the whole world tells you that you are wrong, but you actually
know better.. and you never ever give up; then you might accomplish
something really wonderful. But that's what it takes. If anything can
get in your way.. if you aren't willing to put in decades of suffering
and seeking (if that is necessary -- don't suffer just to suffer) to
firm up your purpose and start turning that first pebble into an
avalanche -- then you will be pretty much the same as any other
person who has ever lived. You'll have grand ambitions, you will
feel special, you will suffer, then you will die feeling partly or
mostly unfulfilled. This is the way of things; I'm not putting you
or anyone down.
Finally it bears saying, that being a true friend to one person,
or being kind to one animal, might be a mountain of wonder
and significance. The universe can 'grow' anyone it wants or
needs (to anthropomorphize it) to perform some function.
What's important is that you make your life meaningful for
you; keep that in mind and the future will take care of