Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Day We Are Content Is The Day We Die

It is human nature to always want more, and this desire is the single source of of a lot of atrocities that has plagued the world for as long as time. It has caused wars, deaths, deceit, diseases (std, cancer etc) poverty and every other negative pestilence that we as a race are known for. But despite the negative effect of this natural discontentment, it is undoubtedly our single and perhaps our most important source of inspiration, and without it, we are dead.

We live life to know more and to do more and this is why we push ourselves beyond the limits in sports, technology, healthcare, innovation, and just about every other aspect of life. Our discontentment with the current statuesque is what drives change and creates revolutions- It is what makes us grow. 

Imagine for example if we were content with mobile phones that could just make and receive phone calls with small obsolete screens and limited functionalities....then we never would have conceived the idea of the smartphones most of us use today and the ripples of effects it would create in the mobile phone industry such as app strores, cloud computing and even in the telecommunications industry etc. 

If the African Americans in the US were satisfied being called and treated like ni**ers, Abraham Lincoln would not have had a legacy as important as it is today, and we certainly would never have heard about great men of our time like Martin Luthur King, Muhammed Ali, Malcom X and other freedom fighters, and we never would have had the revolution they incited. Same can be said about Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and every other person who was successful  in what they were fighting for

Steve Jobs once said: "stay hungry, stay foolish". Whether we know it or not, his is the creed humanity lives by. Our "hunger" for knowledge is what inspires us to think "foolish" and achieve change. The day we are satisfied is the day we stop fighting

Change is the only constant thing in life. How do we create change if we are happy and satisfied?
"If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living"- Gail Sheehy

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