Highest possible potential
(In the thumbnail is so much room for potential)
The title is by no means intended to act as a deterrent, this point actually comes before logic, as it is, among other things, the reason for this book.
The performance of every person would definitely be maximized, or at least greatly increased, as soon as the heart is (symbolically) put into something. Depending on what your beliefs tell you and what special values you have in this world, you can be immensely motivated or, on the other hand, averagely demotivated.
However, given the existential fact of those people who waste their lives uselessly, it is easy to adapt in this regard and to resemble one’s surroundings. If one thing is certain, it is that we can all experience life once. Some believe that there are multiple times, but why look forward to posterity when today’s possibilities are exactly the same?
Perfectionists, for whom one mistake is reason enough to start from scratch, will not have infinite options, as in a computer game, to create a new world for themselves. Life is like a one-shot story, a book that can be read once and whose chapters cannot be read again, and when you have reached the end there is no longer any possibility of reading any more. While you are reading, however, there is the possibility to write, and thus the story you have to read after writing, more pleasant, easier to read, or simply to make longer, depending on your human inclinations. If you don’t, it is considered a mistake in today’s society. So if there is this picture of mistakes, why shouldn’t we then exhaust all possibilities, i.e. experience every emotion, experience every stimulation at all? In society this is again viewed as a mistake. This is called „hedonism“. Aside from the fact that there are those people who would only consider the only way to get through life, which consists of living an ordinary life, working, dying and being happy, there are people like me who think a life made up of adventures (possibly inspired by many a story) is much more valuable to live. Why this is so lies in a very simple aversion: the aversion to normalcy.
Normality was the first point that I began to question, and then to adapt to mine in order not to be considered normal if possible. Before I could define exactly what it is and what arguments for and against it, I didn’t want to get involved. A „normal life“ irritated me because it ultimately contradicted the world that I had got to know up until then! From one moment to the next there were certain unspoken rules that had to be followed, such as getting up when I was still tired, eating when I was not hungry, etc. From a certain age, from which every child should be able to make such decisions themselves, the other people develop a certain trust in this decision-making ability, which was admittedly understandable, but also somehow strange.
Because if today’s „adult“ version of you makes a fundamental mistake, e.g. ignorantly answering a question, with an inferred guess or an estimate, this will be viewed as childish and not adequately respected. This in turn leads to irritation, occasionally also to self-reflection and grief (at least from my experience), and finally to unnoticed aggressiveness, if no solution seems in sight.
Now this can have constructive or destructive consequences, with the destructive often ending in desperate suicide or even murder. The constructive consequences, on the other hand, are resilience-increasing, they give a character the appropriate traits and basically sharpen the graphic dissolution of the education of the world and its people, whereby better informed opinions are formed that also correspond to the ethical ideals and virtues of society.
At least one emotional stimulus that is brought about in connection with the respective activity can therefore lead to success more easily, provided it is viewed in the sense of rationality, as it can lead to maximum effectiveness of a person.
Emotional aggressiveness, on the other hand, should be abhorred and fought against; it usually leads to results that are not very desirable, such as torture. In order to meet this desire for effectiveness, it should first be questioned why we want to be productive and ambitious at the same time. The answer lies in logic.
Have a wonderful day, stay curious, and …
Thank you for reading!