How can we find out who we are, what we are capable of?
Question from the Internet:
“Is it possible that everyone has one thing that they’re extremely good at (even prodigious at) but most people never find out what it is?”
Yes, we all have unique, unparalleled, and irreplaceable qualities, talents. And you are right, most people would never find out what they are capable of, what they can do and provide for others since our societies are built incorrectly.
At the moment society is built by and for the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, fiercely individualistic, and competitive ego, so we can use, develop qualities, talents only that help us succeed, surviving at each other’s expense, constantly trying to put ourselves above, ahead of others.
And these distorted, subjective, selfish qualities, talents do not really help us as we are destroying everything and everybody around ourselves in the process. We might win our temporary battles, but we are all losing the war — against ourselves.
It would be starkly different if we rebuilt human society according to Nature’s finely balanced, integral template. Then each and everybody could find their most optimal, mutually responsible, and mutually complementing contribution, service towards the whole, while receiving justly, proportionately everything they need and deserve for their continuing contribution.
In such a society everybody would receive their perfect, fitting fulfillment, satisfaction, pride, and recognition while we would all stay within the optimal parameters of natural necessities and available resources, becoming a conscious, partnering, contributing part of Nature.
Only through such selfless, mutually responsible and mutually complementing contribution towards society can we find out who we are, what unique talents, abilities we have, what we can offer, provide for the perfect, collective, mutual “circulation”, life of the whole collective.