作者 | 鼎益丰马小秋
The author | Ma Xiaoqiu
It is a common phenomenon that a baby, even only 100 days after birth, will scrabble for a toy while playing with those babies of the same age. This behavior is natural instincts.
As a matter of fact, natural instincts are the current phenomena generated by people’s good and evil in their generations. For example, some people are born to have a good voice or beautiful appearance; some good at arts while others good at mathematics, all of which are cultivated results in our previous generations. In a word, all things are predestinated.
Unfortunately, influenced in the ordinary world, we forget our inherent character and quality even lose the capability to understand ourselves. It is not easy for us to see the true self since it is just like standing in front of dirty mirror. We are confused by false appearance that we thought the person in the dirty mirror is our self and then the understanding for ourselves has greatly deviated from the truth, which may make us not to make the correct decision in doing things.
For example, we understand the words “Every man for himself, and the devil takes the hindmost.” that people are all selfish. If they are not selfish, they will not create and be destroyed. Big mistake! I want to take a story we hear from earliest childhood on as an example: a mother loves her son very much and spares no pains to satisfy all his demands. Gradually, his son grows up but his demands also expand. When the mother cannot satisfy, the son begins to illegally cheat and finally be sentenced to death for killing person in rubbery. The son requests to suckle his mother’s breast like a baby the last time before being shot, but he bites off her mother’s papilla with his tough teeth. That is the hostility of the son towards his mother before death. That is the true portrait of this phrase.
The cognitive error is the reason for this case. The mother always thinks it as love to satisfy the son’s demands which neither considers his son nor herself. The mother does not know that disaster will come when evil deeds are accumulated to certain number. This is not the most horrible thing; what worse is that the shot son does not know the truth of “Every man for himself, and the devil takes the hindmost” until death. This poor mother finally knows it’s her to hurt her son after the son bit her papilla.
“Every man for himself, and the devil takes the hindmost.” All self interests are all based on benefiting others. It is so called “the cultivated people finally satisfy their own demands while doing things without considering their own interests.” Having looked through all history records, no selfish people could accomplish great success from ancient time on. It is true that if you want to realize your own dream, firstly you make others successful and then you may unexpectedly find your demands met.
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