What Makes You Be a Better Human

I got to give this a thought after a light conversation with a friend this morning. About, becoming a better human being. Other time with other friend, I’d had a conversation about this to. My friend told me, that in life, human is given tests and challenges to prove his/her quality. This can be defined with how she/he will handle that. Some practices will  make he/she a better human. So, when them the time comes, he/she will be ready to go to Heaven to meet his/her Creator. It’s so simple as it is. But as complicated as it goes. 😀

A Rainbow after the Rain in Bangkok

A Rainbow after the Rain in Bangkok

So, after giving it a thought, I have two considerations how we will define human as a better one. First, by looking at his/her life achievement (read: some tangible things). Like, their material possessions and position they have in society. But is it true????????? In our more material society these days, it can be true. People will first at glance will be measure by how big is their houses, how many cars they have, how much figure they earn each year, what are their (material) accomplishment in life, etc. But not for me. For me, this is so vague. Will all material belongings make people a better one? A happier person? A more compassionate one? Well, some people may have gained this; having more material belongings and they are happier and more compassionate. But the rest of the human beings?

One of my favorite sunrise. Taken in NYC, January 1st, 2011

One of my favorite sunrise. Taken in NYC, January 1st, 2011

But I believe another consideration will work better. A better human being for me is someone who knows his/her true-self. The one who really know about themselves; who they are and what they really want in life. The ones who grow more compassionate each day. The ones who more and more really know what they really want do to in life. The ones who never complain about themselves. The ones who feel grateful to things that had happened in their lives. The ones who always think that all what happen in lives in a series of tests that will make them a better, a stronger, and a more resilient people. What does not kill you will make you stronger.

When I look back my life for the last three years, I’ve realized, that I’d been through a lot of things in life. No that I regret everything. On the contrary, I feel grateful for what had happened. Every cloud has a silver lining. A rainbow after the rain. A sunrise after a long dark night. I don’t say that I’m a better person now. But I started to grasp what life wants me do to. What is my true mission the world. And I’m grateful for that.

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